Feed Your Spirit: Poor vs Good Feeding

Caitlin ReynoldsBlogLeave a Comment

What are you using to feed your spirit? That was a question for the second poll we posed for this month. The response I got most was “relationships.”

The survey also suggested that people may use money, books and magazines, news, music, hobbies and games, entertainment, activity and exercise, and even work to feed our spirit. All of these are probably part of someone’s everyday activities, but the one which consumes a significant part of a person’s time will be the primary way they feed their spirit.

The goal of spirit feeding is to plug the hole we talked about in an earlier posting. What we feed our spirit is what we use to try to fill the hole.

It’s important to understand the difference between good feeding and poor feeding and to evaluate what category your spirit feeding tools fall into.

Good Feeding

Poor Feeding

Nourishes your spirit


Promotes wisdom for decision making


Instills a healthy self-image


Provides a strong life foundation


Leads to a spiritual connectedness with your mental, physical, and emotional components

Devastate your spirit


Promotes poor thinking and judgment

Instills a faulty/misguided self-image


Provides a shaky life foundation


Leads to a spiritual disconnectedness with your mental, physical, and emotional components

Now You

Can you think of some more? You can probably identify more aspects of good versus poor spirit feeding. What are some?

Our survey asked about what you used most to feed your spirit. Is it something that is good feeding or poor feeding?

In the meantime, consider this good, spirit feeding encouragement:

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.

Proverbs 4:23 New Living Translation