by Guest Blogger Marilyn Harris, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the Lord is good; happy are those who take refuge in him.

A child and his mother were behind me in the security line at the airport. At one point during the wait the child said to his mother: “I am almost out of energy” and suggested that food from one of the food courts would help him feel better.

The dictionary describes energy as the capacity for action and usable power. How often do we feel like we are almost out of physical energy; the capacity for action? We have too many things to accomplish at home, work, school, or church. The child’s solution to renew his energy was for food to sustain his physical energy. As Christians we need to nourish our souls with spiritual energy that is available through reading the Scriptures and prayer each day, worship with other Christians whenever the opportunity is available and offering to serve others who could benefit from our love and concern.

Max Lucado, Christian author, offered these words of wisdom: “I’ve been telling people, feed your faith and your fear will starve. But, if you feed your fears, your faith will starve.” He invites us to read Psalm 91 for comfort and inspiration.

Prayer: Dear Father, thank you that words of comfort and inspiration found in the Bible provide spiritual energy to feed our faith. In Jesus’ Name. Amen