Eating fuels us to be spiritually fit.
Pour gasoline on a fire and it burns bright and hot. Fill up the gas tank of a Formula One race car and it can hit speeds of up to 240 mph. Nourish the human body with wholesome, healthy, clean food and it will function at it’s highest capacity. Just eating a banana before you workout and will do things you never thought you could do. The fuel you put in your body dictates how effectively your body operates. If I put water on a fire instead of gasoline it puts out the fire. If I put oil in the fuel tank of a race car it will destroy the motor. If I put bad food in my body I will not feel my best. One of the areas so many of us neglect to fuel is our soul. Our spiritual life needs fuel.
Jesus tells us He is the fuel we need to nourish our soul and have a healthy relationship with God. In John 4, the Bible tells us a story that perfectly illustrates this. What are trying to fuel your soul with?
“He had to go through Samaria on the way. 5 Eventually he came to the Samaritan village of Sychar, near the field that Jacob gave to his son Joseph. 6 Jacob’s well was there; and Jesus, tired from the long walk, sat wearily beside the well about noontime. 7 Soon a Samaritan woman came to draw water, and Jesus said to her, “Please give me a drink.” 8 He was alone at the time because his disciples had gone into the village to buy some food.
9 The woman was surprised, for Jews refuse to have anything to do with Samaritans. She said to Jesus, “You are a Jew, and I am a Samaritan woman. Why are you asking me for a drink?”
10 Jesus replied, “If you only knew the gift God has for you and who you are speaking to, you would ask me, and I would give you living water.”
11 “But sir, you don’t have a rope or a bucket,” she said, “and this well is very deep. Where would you get this living water? 12 And besides, do you think you’re greater than our ancestor Jacob, who gave us this well? How can you offer better water than he and his sons and his animals enjoyed?”
13 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. 14 But those who drink the water I give will never be thirsty again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.”
15 “Please, sir,” the woman said, “give me this water! Then I’ll never be thirsty again, and I won’t have to come here to get water.”
16 “Go and get your husband,” Jesus told her.
17 “I don’t have a husband,” the woman replied.
Jesus said, “You’re right! You don’t have a husband— 18 for you have had five husbands, and you aren’t even married to the man you’re living with now. You certainly spoke the truth!”