Our appetites …

“We work to feed our appetites;
Meanwhile our souls go hungry.” Ecclesiastes 6:7

During the last year, I traveled nearly nine months out of twelve.  Much of the travel including sitting down to a meal at a restaurant. I’m not fond of eating out, as I feel when I order something I’m ordering an extra pound with it that stays on my waist and find it is harder to get the pounds off the older I become. I don’t enjoy looking at menus anymore, and I’d rather not get out of the car after riding for hours and sit down and eat a meal in a restaurant.

I’m better at feeding my faith life with scripture reading, meditative writing, attending church regularly, and walking and talking with God during the day. Over the years, I’ve noticed when I’m not in balance with my body, mind, and soul, I tend to fill the empty space with in Godly things like potato chips, popcorn, chocolate bars, and ice cream. These foods make me feel worse after eating them, and then I need to work harder to eat healthier again.

It’s the same  thing when I neglect my faith life. My days are less productive and I feel dull and unfulfilled. The  longer stray from my routine of spending time with God, the more estranged I feel. God wants us to have a balanced life, and it does begin with a balanced meal.

Dear God, help us keep in balance by paying attention to what we eat and how we feed our soul. Amen.

About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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