“To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul;” (Psalm 25:1)
How many of you can miss a meal without noticing? My wife can. I can’t. My stomach howls as if I’ve been neglecting it for days! Now, how many of you can starve your soul and not notice it? My hunch is that can go on for a solid 40 day fast at times. I understand. I talk to people. I have a calendar too. I get it. Our lives are zooming at roadrunner pace. For awhile you can cheat your soul’s nutrition, but the impact of long neglect can be devastating. It’s like grocery shopping on a hungry stomach. Watch out for that!
Here are 4 starving signs to watch:
- When you “listen” to your soul it is revving. You know what I mean…your insides are racing.
- You take a nap but don’t get refreshed. It’s not your body that is tired, but your soul.
- You feel dull. Or the only emotions you feel are aggravation and anger.
- You are isolating yourself. Watch out when you pull away from others. It is not good for man to be alone.
In my next post I will offer some delicious recipes for feeding your soul!