By G.P. Avants
If you have seen a Snickers commercial then you know the term, “hangry”. I think we have all been there, so hungry that we get angry, emotional, and not quite our chipper selves. It is true that we are what we eat so, feeding our bodies with the best food is important. With the advent of so many drugs and medicines, many people are finding food as their natural alternative for optimum health.
So, in a search for the best foods for our bodies, super fruits were discovered. Super Fruits? What qualifies a fruit into this category is that they are packed with
Not every fruit qualifies. What they need to be is packed with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals, and other nutrients that can help you live longer, look better, and even prevent disease. Strawberries, blueberries, kiwis, pomegranates, and figs, some of my favorites, top the list. Sometimes it the simplest, everyday things, just within arms reach, that provide all we need for the journey ahead.
But let’s go a little deeper. We are complicated creations that have interconnected layers. Our mental state has health needs, as well as the monitoring of the ups and down of your emotions. But deeper and richer still is the core of your being: your eternal soul. (Oh, by the way if you are a bit of a skeptic in regards to having a soul, try this exercise, imagine not existing. Kind of tough.)
Anyway, God knows how to feed the real you, the soul living in this aging body. He has His own Super Fruit that energizes like nothing on Earth can. It is so effective that it rises from within to feed and nourish the other parts of the complicated human self. What’s more amazing it can spill over into others in our lives. Crazy, right? Hey, God wastes nothing, even the daily opportunity to feed every soul that is hungry and knows great “hangriness”.
In this preview blog, I want to introduce this amazing fruit and how to acquire it. Some say it is one fruit with many applications. Others say it has one source, but springs with different kinds of fruit for the various needs your soul will encounter. I guess in the end, you can determine if this Super Fruit, singular or plural, will fill a need in your life.
When a man of woman opens their life up to God, they have started a new life, a new birth as it is also called. Talk about a fresh start! Because of Jesus, we are now children of God. God relates to His children spirit-to-spirit via his Holy Spirit. The fruit that comes from God’s working is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. So, there is such thing as human kindness, patience, goodness that can be a form of fruit that comes from our lives. Why isn’t that enough and or how is it different then the fruit God gives us?
That is the million dollar question that we will discuss in the weeks to come. So, I hope you will join us for a little discussion about Superfruit of the Soul. I would love to hear your thoughts and if you have anything to add, please plant a few seeds of your own.