Edible Thoughts

Proverbs 18:21 says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.” If you listen to what you are saying, you will know what you are thinking.

Proverbs 16:24 says, “Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.” Pleasant words come from a heart that dwells on pleasant things.

Psalm 37:4 says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land, and FEED on His faithfulness.” That is exactly what Jeremiah did. Lamentations 3:1-20 are Jeremiah’s edible thoughts in a downward spiral. Verse 21 he literally turned them around. It says, “This I recall to mind, therefore I have hope.”

As he began feeding on God’s faithfulness through his thoughts, he ended verse 24 with an ! mark. It says, “The Lord is my portion, says my soul, there I hope in Him!”

Here is another edible thought. Jeremiah 15:16 says, “Your words were found and I ate them, and Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; for I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts.”

Here is one of my favorite verses about edible thoughts. Psalm 103:5 says, “Who satisfies your mouth with good things, so that your youth is renewed like the eagles.”

How is your physical, emotional, and spiritual strength? If it is weak, you might check out your thought life. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…”

We are what we eat. Let us draw our food from God’s nourishing word. It is the food that our roots thrive in. Psalm 145:15 says, “The eyes of all look expectantly to You, and You give them their food in due season.” When we open God’s word with expectation, He will feed our hearts with food that satisfies.

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