A Prescription For Your Soul

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. (3 John 1:2)



Have you heard the saying, “take care of yourself and the rest will take care of itself”? There’s a lot of truth in that statement. When we’re rested, well-fed, and in good physical condition, we have the energy needed to tackle life head-on.


Or, so it would seem.


Taking care of ourselves requires more than just taking care of our physical needs. We also need to nourish our souls.


Our soul is who we are as individuals, dictating our choices, feelings, and self-image. A healthy soul is not only a key component of our overall health but our eternal salvation as well.


While it’s generally understood what makes a healthy body, here are a few ways to recognize a healthy soul.


A healthy soul is right with God, which is achieved by placing our faith in Jesus (Romans 3:22). Pray regularly and include him in all of your daily decisions.


A healthy soul is renewed by the Word of God and transformed by His Spirit (Ephesians 4:17–24). Ask the Lord to guard your heart and direct your thoughts away from selfishness, greed, and any kind of impurity or sinful desires.


A healthy soul loves God and understands all things work together for the good of those who are called according to his purpose for them (Romans 8:28). Trust His ways and know that his plan is at work, even when you don’t see or understand it.


And a healthy soul is joyful (Nehemiah 8:10), no matter the circumstance. If we let the day get to us, we let Satan take advantage of our situation and exploit it for his gain.


What is ONE CHANGE you could make in your life today that would improve the overall health of your soul? What’s holding you back from making that change?


A prescription for your soul, what I love about this devotion is the fact that we are constantly hearing about being in good healthy condition, which is good, but with that comes the most important thing, above all else, the overall health of your soul. All it takes is choosing to make one simple change at a time. I pray you are encouraged today. 


Have a beautiful and uplifting day in The Lord! 


Today’s Reading is Psalm 62:1