Weekly bulletin article by Mike Johnson

Every cell in the human body needs to be nourished in order to thrive. A few years ago, I decided that I needed to ensure the continual nourishing of my body. All who know me know that I have no problem eating. And, I eat across the landscape of eating. I don’t eat desserts as a general rule and I eat just about anything edible. Beets and pumpkins are not edible!

Yet, even with this very wholesome, balanced, and usually large diet, I wanted to make sure that I was being nourished fully. So, I started taking a supplement that has been really good for me. After all, I need energy to keep playing golf, basketball, and softball. Oh, and I need energy to keep doing my honey-do items!

Admittedly, I need to spend more time nourishing my spiritual self. Probably that is a common need with everyone reading this. We are blitzed daily with advertising targeted at nourishing our physical bodies. Scripture supports physical exercise, albeit with a proper understanding of it. I Timothy 4:8,”For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”

This text teaches that bodily exercise (nourishing) is profitable a little in this life. This is a time thing. It is profitable for the short time we are here. It has nothing to do with the life that is after this one. Spiritual nourishing promises inestimable value for the life that is coming while improving and helping the life we now live as well.

The patterns for whole-person-nourishing are ingrained at home. Our homes will launch our children into greater habits of spiritual and physical nourishing or into lazy spiritual and physical lives.