We've all been schooled in abundance about proper nutrition. As soon as we begin to apply healthier eating habits to our own lives, we can feel our bodies changing. They function differently; we often feel lighter, more energized, and generally more positive because of our healthy choices. What a perfect metaphor for our relationship with God. When we grow in communion with him and invite the spirit into our lives, we can feel change creeping into our hearts and minds.
We begin to think differently. We start to speak differently. What was once okay coming out of our mouths suddenly doesn't feel right. We begin to see the world through a different lens, and this is a good thing. Pride and self-service runs so rampant in our society, but God calls us to be everything that the people of the world are not.
Second to others.
We can't make these changes on our own. As humans, we let circumstances dictate our moods. We try to take justice into our own hands. We pass up opportunities to serve others when it inconveniences us. Our frustrations mount and anger takes over. We make sure to get the last word in during an argument when we should be holding our tongue. But as we grow in communion with the Lord and our perspectives shift, we can begin to employ these fruits with the help of the holy spirit.
Feed your body healthy food - things that will nourish and fortify. But don't forget to feed your soul - the holy spirit and the word of God will satisfy and fill a void that no chocolate bar or cup of coffee can.
Let the holy spirit work in you, and humble yourself to feel the transformative power of a renewed mind in Christ Jesus.