We are not soulless machines, we are organic beings. We need water and food to survive. We need other basic things: sunlight for vitamin D, sleep for restoration, and exercise to stay in shape. Even above all of these practical things we need acceptance and approval to feel loved, laughter and fun to be happy, and rest and renewal to be relaxed and refreshed.
God created us for all of these things. He knows exactly what we need because He made us. He fashioned us in His image, shaped our personalities and placed in us all of our strengths, talents and abilities for our purpose and destiny.
As we receive Jesus Christ and His finished work on the cross, we become children of God upon whom He lavishes His love. Now we can come to the throne room of Grace for help in time of need. God desires to pour out His abundant supply of grace on us, which causes us to reign in life; and He will provide all of our needs according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus.
As we spend time with our Heavenly Father in prayer we will find joy in His presence, peace that transcends understanding and a supernatural rest. As we meditate on the Word of God, we will transform from the inside out into who we are designed to be and as our soul prospers, we will flourish in every realm of life.