Nourish for Growth


To nourish is “to promote growth” which leads to the question, “What are we growing?” We are triune beings made of our spirit, soul and body.


To grow our spirit man, we need to feed on God’s Word and spend time with Him. When we “hang out” with God we grow more intimate with Him as a Person, become acquainted with His nature and His ways, and over time we become more like Him.


Our soul is made up of our mind will and emotions. When we cultivate our minds with wonderful literature, art, and music, we fertilize beautification within ourselves.


When we feed our bodies with good nourishing food, then our bodies grow lean and strong. When we eat unhealthy foods, then our bodies become weak and susceptible to disease.

Nourish for Growth

We want to nourish our spirit, our soul, and our body with wholesome, life-giving nutrients so that we grow and bear good fruit. I agree with the Apostle Paul, “Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you entirely; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved complete, without blame at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”1

Today, nourish your spirit, soul and body by feeding on God’s Word, by cultivating beauty in your soul, and by eating healthy foods.


The Gift that Keeps Giving


1 1 Thessalonians 5:23 NASB

New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB 1995), copyright 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.

Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Retrieved November 26, 2021 from


Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is nourish.


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10 thoughts on “Nourish for Growth”

  1. I loved this. You covered it all. We need nourishment in our bodies, minds and souls. I really enjoyed reading this.
    Terri #5 FMF

  2. I’m glad for what God fed me way back when, at school,
    making me everyone’s envy, the Art of Being Cool.
    I stretched seams of the muscle t-shirt, walked in Doc Martens, just for kicks,
    and just to show I wouldn’t hurt a fly, I wore a Crucifix,
    and the lesser cools thus knew that I had some backing there,
    and when they saw it was true that I lived in cleaner air
    they made the choice to hang around
    that they might share in What I’d found.

  3. Lovely thoughts today Lisa! Thank you for the reminder to nourish our spirit, soul, and body. This is good to think on in regards to parenting as well.

  4. Lisa, the word “nourish” paints such a beautiful, loving picture. Your words here extend that picture for me in nourishing our complete beings as children of God. We do honor Him as we seek to “nourish” spirit, body, soul and heart mind and will.

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