The pandemic has opened an entirely new focus on fulfillment and soul care. Turning our attention within is one of the most significant things we can do to enrich the quality of our lives. From a Soul Health™ and Spiritual care perspective, I am not convinced we've gotten the gravity of checking
in on our souls. While how we eat, drink and workout are surely part of the package, how we experience life emotionally, relationally, mentally, and Spiritually – I believe is a bigger part.
Soul Health™ is collective. When it comes to Christian living and Spiritual development the condition of our soul sits at the center of how we not only experience life, but how we experience God working in all areas of our life and all the circumstances we live through.
The soul encompasses the heart, mind, emotions, relationships, intention, will, and choices. How are all these areas aligning with God's will for us and His divine calling on our lives? If our nutritional health menu were a metaphor, it may start with an appetizer. Beginning a soul health journey means nourishing the soul by putting Jesus Christ as the anchor and guide. The appetizer menu can look like this:
“The apostles returned to Jesus and told Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a lonely place, and rest a while. ' For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. And they went away in the boat to a lonely place by themselves.” Mark 6:30-32
"As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart." Proverbs 27:19
"For this reason, since the day we heard it, we have not ceased praying for you and asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of God’s will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that you may lead lives worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, as you bear fruit in every good work and as you grow in the knowledge of God. May you be made strong with all the strength that comes from his glorious power, and may you be prepared to endure everything with patience, while joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has enabled you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the light." Colossians 1:9-12