What’s your favorite comfort food? According to the Collins Dictionary, “If you call something comfort food, you mean it is enjoyable to eat and makes you feel happier, although it may not be very good for your health.” I’ve eaten my share of comfort food over the past few months. So much so that my clothes have grown uncomfortable with all the comfort I’ve indulged in.
What does comfort food look like in the spiritual world? For me, it looks like a memory verse from childhood that calms my heart, or a sermon that speaks directly to me, or a prayer said on my behalf.
What Are You Feeding Your Spirit?
The media we choose to consume has a direct impact on our spirit. Recently I’ve had to step away from TV news. War imagery gets stuck in my head and makes it difficult to sleep. I’m not burying my head in the sand in regard to what is happening in the world. I understand that those of us who are living in safety have the luxury of tuning out the bad, unlike those in other parts of the world. But think about the sensationalism and the selective images that have been curated for us to consume.
In order to keep my eyes above the waves as my body heals from surgery, I’m choosing rest. Rest for my spirit, soul food, if you will. I’m choosing music, books, or movies that uplift my heart. I choose to surrender the desire to consume unhealthy media and pray for those situations that I have no control over.
Jesus said that His food is, “to do the will of Him who sent me and to finish His work.” John 4:34 NIV
What’s Your Favorite Comfort Food?
Jesus’ agenda was simple. His food choices were outlined by His purpose. And likewise, our consumption, physical, spiritual, or emotional, should be guided by His Word. He will satisfy our hungry souls. His Word is where we find our purpose, and we can enjoy the comfort food found in the depths of His will.