Food. It's a big part of a wife's life. Buying it, cooking it, serving it, eating it. It fuels the body - and gives it life. No matter how busy a wife's life may be - working wife or stay-at-home wife - a family has to eat. The grocery store is the place every person visits on a regular basis. The kitchen is the center of the home. Realtors will tell you that the sale price of a home will go up significantly if the kitchen is an updated one. Media experts know that a cooking show on TV or a recipe book from a celebrity are always sure-fire best sellers.
Not only does a wife feed her family, but a good wife is concerned about WHAT her family is eating. Why? Good food is the best medicine for our bodies. We want our families to have bodies that run on the fuel that will give it life.
Today.. though... I'd like you to consider that your family is more than just a bunch of bodies eating food. That part of you.. and your family... your bodies... have a shelf life...an expiration date known only to God. Our bodies will expire someday.
BUT INSIDE THOSE ADORABLE people you love.. is a spiritual being that will live forever. And that spirit will thrive on what it is given to eat - or starve because of what it is not given. We can easily lose focus. And focus on the part of our families that have an expiration date, while ignoring the part that will last forever.
Spiritual food is unseen. It reaches the spirit inside. You cannot buy it. It is given freely by God above.. when we ask for it.
Take a few minutes to consider WHAT you are feeding your family spiritually. What is getting in to their INNER being. Are you feeding them what brings LIFE? Are you feeding their souls? God describes a lifestyle to parents of talking about HIM and HIS WAYS as you go through life. As you walk. As you sit. As your drive. As you eat dinner. Talk about God. Talk about His love. Talk about forever. Whet your families appetite for food that will satisfy their souls.
To my fellow "Mrs. Olders" - so many of you are reading this - please give us some ideas of how you fed your family eternal food.
"Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty."