Just as Jesus calls us to nourish our bodies with healthy food and ample water (1 Corinthians 6:19-20), we are to nourish our faith by trusting in God when our circumstances are joyful and when they are not.

Reserve quiet time to listen for God’s direction. Believe through faith that he loves us and has a plan for our lives rather than turning to food as our comfort.

Take a few deep breaths before you eat. Whether you are on the road, at a restaurant, or sitting at home with your children running crazy, pause and give thanks for your health, your body, and your food. When we eat in peace and trust God with our nourishment, we honor him with our bodies.

Next time you eat in peace, be glad that you are nourishing your soul through faith and your body through food. Will you take the challenge to eat in peace to nourish your body in your journey to flourish?

“Jesus replied, ‘Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.’” Matthew 21:21-22

Photo courtesy of FLIKR – Tetra Pak, Family having lunch
Ashley Darkenwald

Author Ashley Darkenwald

Ashley Darkenwald is an inspirational speaker and the author of Living Wellness, the book encompassing her 10+ years as a fitness professional, club owner, and nutrition fanatic. Ashley enjoys homeschooling her two children, leading worship at the WHY church in Elk River, and playing sand volleyball in the summer. Ashley’s favorite speaking topic is FREEDOM through the practice of exceptional health.

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