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Nourished by Truth

(By Heather Marshall)


Photo Credit: Kelly Marshall

Nourish: this is the word that the Lord brought before me as I was seeking Him regarding how He wants me to approach my whole self — spirit, soul, and body. The Lord is interested in every aspect of our being. In 1 Thessalonians 5:23, Paul says, “Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus comes again.” God desires wholeness in every part of who we are, and to accomplish this, nourishment is needed in each area.

The word nourish means to supply what is necessary for life, health, and growth. There are many things that our spirits, souls, and bodies need for life, health, and growth. One of the most obvious is nutrition. Food is fuel. We will not grow in our faith without being nourished by God’s Word.


Paul expresses this idea to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:6: “If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters, Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Jesus Christ, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed.” In 1 Peter 2:2-3 we also read: “Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.”


I recall that as a new mother, I wanted to make sure that I was fee