Nourishing the Soul

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Are you nourishing your soul? Or are you starving yourself? Are your partaking from Jesus daily, who is the word and the bread of life?

Deuteronomy 8:3 (NASB)
“He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you understand that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD.”

Philippians 2:14-16 (NASB)
“Do all things without grumbling or disputing; so that you will prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world, holding fast the WORD OF LIFE, so that in the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain.”

Matthew 4:4 (NASB)
But He answered and said, “It is written, ‘ MAN SHALL NOT LIVE ON BREAD ALONE, BUT ON EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS OUT OF THE MOUTH OF GOD.'”

John 6:58 (NASB)
“This is the bread which came down out of heaven; not as the fathers ate and died; he who eats this bread will live forever.”

In the last few years I have been reading the Bible from cover to cover each year. When I say read I mean hear the Bible being read to me. Once you start reading the Bible through each year you fall in love with it. Even though the book of Job wasn’t on my schedule this week I just had to read it on top of my regular DAB reading. I also enjoy doing other bible studies and reading Christian books as well. I have an audio dramatization of the Bible called The Word Of Promise which is fun. There are many different ways to read the Bible. Why not try and find which one works best for you 🙂

My main reading is from the DAB portion of going through the Bible it only takes from 20 to 30 minutes a day. Such a short amount of time for HUGE benefit. If you can watch a 30 minute TV show you can easily read your Bible for 20 to 30 minutes per day. You don’t have to start on January the 1st, you can start today. Have you thought about joining DAB and have Brian read to you? It doesn’t matter when you start, it just matters that you are nourishing your soul with goodness from the Word of God. There is so much ugliness in the world and we are fed lies continuously. The healing balm of truth direct from the Word of God heals and soothes the aching heart.

I belong to a community called Daily Audio Bible where we go through the Bible, encourage and pray for one another. I download podcast each day FREE from iTunes. If you would like you can check it out here at Daily Audio Bible.

My reading plan link is here – ” Reading Plan

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Ministry can be awesome sometimes…

Today I had a couple of meetings, it was a fairly intense. Seems there is a lot of heart ache for a number of women going through some tough times ATM.

My third visit was late in the day. I was dropping off a lasagna for a young single mum of four kids including a new-born baby. Don’t get too excited I bought the lasagna as there was no way I was going to have time to cook. She and her kids surprised me with a beautiful bouquet and the most gorgeous heartfelt card. I could not be more thrilled. It is so nice to be appreciated instead of criticized. Sometimes being a Pastor’s wife is a thankless job BUT not today 🙂 Today was awesome!