How to Develop Christian Spirituality

How to Develop Christian Spirituality

we live in a culture that increasingly leans toward commercialism, materialism, and secularism, it is not always easy to keep the soul nourished.

The challenge of these days, when times are not hospitable to spiritual growth, is how to nuture, feed, heal, restore, and renew the soul

The Bible says: “Rivers of living water will flow from the heart of those who believe in me” (John 7:38, margin).* Remember, it is the mountain stream that carries fresh, life-giving water because it flows out.

Identify blessings. Too often we go through life oblivious to the good that comes flowing into our lives. Try this spiritual exercise for one week: At the end of the first day, identify a blessing that came to you from a family member.

IBe like Moses-speak words of blessing. One of the most beautiful and compassionate passages in the Bible contains these words of blessing pronounced by Moses: May the Lord bless you and protect you.

Nurture a shared prayer life. Increase the amount of time you spend in prayer by sharing in prayer with others. Some ways to do this include: Letting friends know you are always available for prayer. Attending regularly held prayer groups. Participating in a prayer chain.

Take a step of faith. Spiritual growth means taking a leap of faith from time to time. Rather than trying to get everything in place before you start something important, why not follow God’s leading and allow the plan to evolve? This means taking a step of faith and trusting God to provide what may be needed for success.

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