5 Ways to Detox Our Souls

Cleansing and detoxing through diet or medication are all the rage right now. When I did a Google search of “Cleansing” and “Detox,” million of results showed up. The amount of data overwhelmed me as I tried to sort out the information. Why do we need a detox?

We cleanse or detox to rid our bodies of harmful toxins, at least according to the ads I read. “Do you consume too much sugar in your diet?” ask one internet source. “For a small fee of $19.99, we will provide you the perfect diet to rid your body of that excess sugar.” Sometimes, it seems, we want a quick fix to the problem, so we don’t have to change our way of eating. Doing a cleanse appears easier than giving up eating the sugar in the first place. But, easy is not always the right way.

Why Detox?

What about the toxins in our souls? Jeremiah, the Old Testament prophet, warned the people of Jerusalem of their need to do a cleanse. In Jeremiah 4:14, we read, “O Jerusalem, cleanse your heart that you may be saved. How long will you harbor your evil thoughts?” These words still apply to us today. Our thoughts, instead of our diet, are how toxins enter our hearts and pollute our bodies. Do we need a cleanse for our soul?

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Signs We Need Detox

Some of the signs that our hearts need a cleanse become visible through our words and actions. We fly off the handle and lash out at those we love. Our nights are packed with tossing and turning. The joy of Christ that once filled us now feels very far away. Life is more of a burden than a blessing. In light of all we see and hear on the news daily, is it any wonder that our souls become distressed.

Ways to Detox

What are some ways we can detox our Christian hearts?

  • Prayer – asking God to show us areas that need cleansing
  • Read the Bible – search the scriptures for examples of ways others improved the condition of their hearts
  • Surround ourselves with Christians who encourage us and help us
  • Take time to help others in need
  • Journal the ways God is moving in our life
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These are just a few examples to start us on a path to rehabbing our spiritual bodies. I pray we find time this year to make some of the most significant changes. This hard work pays off for all of eternity.

Blessings,

Yvonne M Morgan, #Blogger, #Speaker, #Writer

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24 thoughts on “5 Ways to Detox Our Souls

  1. Meaningful article. I love your last paragraph, “These are just a few examples to start us on a path to rehabbing our spiritual bodies. I pray we find time this year to make some of the most significant changes. This hard work pays off for all of eternity.” So true. Thanks!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      It is so important that we look at our lives with a view towards eternity. Thanks for the comments Claudio and God bless

  2. This is so good!!!! Reading the Bible is always a good way for me to detox, and lately, I’ve realized that surrounding myself with other Christians is hugely helpful, as well.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      You are so correct, being with other believers really help us in our walk. Thanks Jessica and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Yup, me too. Toxins creep in so quickly that we must always be on guard. Thanks Beth and God bless

  3. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    nancyehead

    We can sometimes be obsessed with our bodies–feeding, shaping, overfeeding, detoxing, rinse and repeat. But our souls are who we truly are. Great post! God bless!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thank you Nancy. It is so easy for us to overlook the condition of our soul and as you said, it is who we truly are.

  4. Such a good post, Yvonne. Love the tie-in to the trend of physical detoxing. It is easy to be distracted and lose one’s focus spiritually. This was helpful and clear in providing antidote!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Pam. I appreciate your thoughts. It is so important for us to remember our soul as well as our body.

  5. Stephen – Maine – Stephen, an Air Force veteran, runs a ministry called Friends Helping Friends, which reaches out to communities with food distribution, youth ministering and the Word of God. He wrote his first published book in 2010 and followed with a study guide for his book in 2011 titled "Acts the Next Generation". In 2011 he graduated from the Apostolic Training Ministry School where he now teaches his course, "Acts the Next Generation" as well as Adult Bible Study. He is a licensed Minster through Celebration Center in Fort Fairfield Maine and his goal will always be to continue to show the world Christ through his walk each day. Stephen and Barbara Lewis have been married since 1991 and have a heart for the Lord and love blessing others physically and spiritually. They live in Maine and have two wonderful children Samantha and Steven, A wonderful daughter In Law Victoria, as well as one Grandchild Xavier whom they Love all of them dearly.
    Stephen

    Love this post Sister thank you very much for the tips I will be using them in the up coming weeks. God Bless.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks so much Stephen. We all need ways to keep our souls in step with God so His plans can happen through us. God bless

  6. Powerful post, Yvonne. I remember when I was the youth director at our church, I took the students through a study called “Soul Detox.” Love all your tips on detoxing our lives and hearts as believers. And the best part is that it’s free, no money needed. However, it does cost us time spent in prayer and getting in God’s Word, to be intentional in Christian living, who we hang out with, and serving others, But, oh, the benefits are amazing and far outweigh what we invest!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      I am so glad you shared about this study. I will look it up. You are so correct in that the benefits far outweigh anything and they are eternal too. God bless

  7. Linda Sammaritan – For years, Linda Sammaritan tried to be perfect wife, perfect mother, perfect teacher. She crammed so many activities into her days that twenty-four hours couldn’t possibly hold them all – perfectly. She now lives by the motto, “relentlessly eliminate hurry.” This year, Linda and her husband celebrated forty-three years of marriage. Since their three sons don’t live nearby, Linda, now retired, takes time to visit her seven grandchildren several times a year before they grow up and start adventures of their own. Read more of her blogs at http://www.scriblerians.com/.
    Linda Sammaritan

    I love the analogy you’ve created. Detox is a perfect way to think about this. The world just pollutes everything. Which is why I try to have a retreat–just me and Jesus–periodically.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      What a wonderful idea to retreat just the two of you. I will need to think about doing that somewhere in the mountains. Thanks Linda and God bless.

  8. Ava Pennington – Bible study teacher, speaker, and author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional.
    Ava Pennington

    Sigh. Yes, it seems we’re (myself included!) often more focused on physical health than on spiritual health.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Agreed, because that is what we are bombarded with daily. I think many people forget about detoxing their souls and we need it. Thanks Ava and God bless

  9. Melissa McLaughlin – From an early age, the beauty of nature and love of family pointed me to One who is greater, the Creator and Lover of my soul, Jesus. My writing is inspired by His Word and His Spirit. During the most desperate times of my life, I learned to use scripture prayers to be my voice when I had no voice. To find out more about my passionate prayer journey, check out my book "In Dark of Times When Words Fail, Voice of Jesus Pray for Me." Follow along and join me in this journey of loving Jesus!
    Melissa McLaughlin

    Great post, Yvonne! I love your first suggestion to pray, asking God to show us the areas in need of cleansing. I pray something similar as part of my daily prayers. We really need the Holy Spirit to expose those secret sins and hidden faults we truly cannot see for ourselves. He has been faithful to help me see and grow in my innermost being. It may be painful, but the result is beautiful.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Yes we do. We can get so caught up in the right things we do that we neglect our sins. Thanks Melissa and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      They do drain us and distract us from the true purpose God has for us. Thanks Emily and God bless

  10. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    A great reminder! And a telling list of signs and evidence that we’re primed for a detox! We need to stay alert to the condition of our souls! “

    Just one of many signs: “O Jerusalem, cleanse your heart that you may be saved. How long will you harbor your evil thoughts?”

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Amen. Our world feels so full of evil thoughts some days so I think many of us, including me are in need of a good detox. Thanks Melinda and God bless

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