---How Is It with Your Soul?

John Wesley used to ask people “How is it with your soul?’
It’s a much deeper question than “How are you?”
Answering it forces us to take a good look at our lives.
Am a living the life that God wants for me? What am I doing to bring my soul joy? What am I doing that gets in the way of nurturing my soul?
It’s tough to admit that we don’t always do a great job caring for our soul. The prophet Jeremiah wrote: “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?” (17:9).
Jeremiah seemed to understand the struggles that we have today. He recognized that, while everything might seem fine on the outside, deep inside we’re not okay. 
Loneliness in America was bad enough before. Now, as we’re quarantining and social distancing, loneliness is at pandemic levels.
Others are sitting at home around feeling unworthy, broken, scared. 
Those feeling are normal. Brokenness is part of the human condition. 
Inviting Christ into your life is the best way to get a fresh start. 
Making our souls a priority reminds us to pause and pray, to accept ourselves with all the flaws that come with being human, and to live our lives in compassion and awe.
How is it with your soul?