As a mom, it’s so important to nourish your soul. Your soul is what sustains you and gives you the strength to keep going when things get tough. But sometimes it can be hard to know how to nourish your soul. Let’s explore what it means to nourish your soul and why it’s so important. We will also look at some Bible verses that talk about soul nourishment. And finally, I will give you some tips on how you can start nourishing your own soul today!
Nourish Your Soul Meaning
What does it mean to nourish your soul? The definition of the word “nourish” is to provide what is necessary for growth, development, and health. So when we talk about nourishing or nurturing our soul, we’re talking about providing what is necessary for growth, development, and health in our spiritual lives.
One way to think of it is like this: Our physical bodies need food and water to stay healthy. Well, our spiritual bodies also need nourishment to stay healthy. Just as we need to eat nutritious foods and drink plenty of water each day to keep our physical bodies strong, we also give ourselves spiritual food and water in order to nourish our spiritual bodies.
Why Nourish Your Soul?
So why is it important to nourish your soul? There are many reasons! Here are just a few:
-When our souls are healthy and strong, we’re better able to withstand the difficult times in life.
-A healthy soul helps us to stay focused on what’s truly important in life.
-A strong soul gives us the courage to stand up for what we believe in, even when it’s hard.
-Nourishing our souls can help us to avoid burnout and fatigue.
-A healthy soul allows us to be more present with our families and friends.
– When our souls are healthy and strong, we’re better able to resist temptation and sin.
– Our relationships with others improve when our souls are healthy. We’re more forgiving, less judgmental, and more compassionate.
– We have a greater sense of peace and joy when our souls are healthy. We also find ourselves more content in life, even during difficult times.
– A healthy soul leads to a closer relationship with God. As we grow closer to Him, we learn to trust Him more and rely on His strength instead of our own
Nourish Your Soul Bible Verse
Believe it or not, the Bible even talks about what will truly nourish us. It’s not just about what we bring into our physical body, but especially about what we bring into our spiritual selves. It is by God’s Word that we are nourished. Here are a few Bible verses that talk about the importance of nourishing our souls:
“But he answered, ‘It is written, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”‘” Matthew 4:4 ESV
“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life.” John 6:63
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David.” Isaiah 55:1-3
“Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation—” 1 Peter 2:2
I know that in the busyness of motherhood it can be hard to find life in God and His Word, but it’s crucial that you make it happen. Dear mama, Jesus is longing to be with you . . . to bring you His true nourishment.
How to Nourish Your Soul
So how can we go about nourishing our souls? Ultimately we mostly need to nourish ourselves spiritually. Here are a few tips to do that.
- Spend time in prayer. Prayer is essential in growing your relationship with God. It’s okay if you don’t really know what you’re doing. Just talk to Him, thank Him, and bring your questions and needs before Him.
- Read the Bible every day. There are some amazing benefits of making daily Bible reading a priority in your life. Each of these benefits are ways that your soul can be nourished through God’s Word.
- Participate in worship services and Bible studies. We all need the special encouragement you get when you’re in community. This can be so refreshing and nourishing!
- Read Christian books or listen to Christian podcasts and sermons. I find so much encouragement in a great book or sermon, and they inspire me to continue strong in my calling.
- Spend time with people who have a healthy soul. There’s nothing like being around people who are constantly negative, complaining, or gossiping to bring you down. Instead, try spending time with those who are positive, encouraging, and not afraid to keep you accountable.
As moms, unless we prioritize our relationship with God, it can easily fall by the wayside. Learn more about growing closer to God. As we grow closer to Him, we become a better wife and mother as well.
Nurture Your Soul
Nurture and nourish your soul by spending time with God each day, but also be nurtured by taking care of yourself physically. As you care for yourself, you will be able to care for your family in all the ways they depend on you. While the spiritual nourishment of your soul is the most important, you can also bring life and energy to yourself by taking care of your body properly. Here are some ways to do that.
- Connect with nature. Get out in the sun. Go for a walk or hike.
- Practice self-care. I’m not talking about being selfish. I’m talking about giving your body and brain a break from the busyness of daily life. Try incorporating a 30-minute time to read or pray in the afternoon, take a bath when your husband comes home, or spend some time doing a favorite craft after the children are in bed.
- Drink plenty of water. Our bodies are mostly made up of water and most of us just don’t drink enough. There are health benefits of just drinking enough water. Try it and see how you feel. As your body is nurtured, it will be so much easier to be in the space of mind to nurture your soul.
- Eat real food. Not processed, not fast food, but real, healthy food. Give your body what it needs.
- Exercise. I’m not talking about excessive, but getting a short workout in a couple of days a week can be so beneficial to your physical as well as mental and emotional health. Even if you’re having a hard time getting workouts in, try to at least take a brisk walk with your kids.
Are you nourishing your soul? What is one practice you want to start incorporating today? Please comment below. While you’re here, I’d love for you to check out these other great resources!