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WHAT WE FEED GROWS-by Heidi McLaughlin

Posted: January 12, 2024

Over Christmas I fed my body a little too much and it grew. You know what I’m saying. Maybe yours did too? Because what we feed grows.  When we water and feed our houseplants, they grow rich and beautiful. When we feed our children they grow up to be big beautiful human beings.

What we feed grows.

So we have to ask ourselves, “What I am feeding?” I have to be honest; there are hard days with big problems that I can’t solve. As a result I feed self-pity. There are times when I look at my circumstances and I feel like I might drown. What do I feed? Self-defeat, I’m not smart enough to solve my problems.

Sometimes I feel like somebody is disappointed in me and doesn’t like me. Maybe I’ve done something wrong. What do I feed? I feed unworthiness. I’m not good enough, not likeable.

So what do I do?

Often it helps when I look outside at nature.  Because outside my windows I see big, majestic mountains that are bigger than my problems. It clearly reminds me: “I lift my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of Heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2).

I am jostled out of my self-pity and defeat and tells me my help does not come fro trying harder, working better or smarter. My help comes from my LORD who made the Heavens and earth. The LORD is the only one who knows my life inside and out. The LORD gives me the Holy Spirit, which gives me wisdom to make wise and good decisions. That propels me to go into God’s word and feed my soul with His promises.

Because what we feed grows: So start FEEDING.

  • “You have made known to me the path of life, you will fill me with joy in your presence.” (Psalm 16:11)
  • “You are not man, you do not lie.” (Numbers 23:19)
  • “All your promises are Yes and Amen.” (2 Corinthians 1:20)
  • “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

So start eating the word of God, whose promises will help you take your eyes off your circumstances and feed your soul with the truth of God’s word.

We’ve heard the saying: “We are what we eat.” So I ask you, what are you feeding your soul? It will change your life from feeling hopeless and pitiful, to hope filled and powerful.




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One response to “WHAT WE FEED GROWS-by Heidi McLaughlin”

  1. Marg Sprackett says:

    Wonderful prespective. Thankyou for the gentle reminder…

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