Start Where You Are: Spiritual Health Assessment
assessing the health of your pillars: part 1 of 4
Everyone believes in something. You may have drifted away from practicing for one reason or another, but the good thing is if you believe in God, He is always ready to welcome you back with open arms and love.
WHAT ARE YOUR BELIEFS? <> WHERE DID YOUR BELIEFS COME FROM? <> DO YOU FORGIVE? <> DO YOU LOVE UNCONDITIONALLY? <> DO YOUR BELIEFS HELP OR HURT YOU?
Someone once told me that the answers to every question you have about life is in the Bible when you are ready to receive the knowledge; however, like any relationship, you must make the commitment to God, and you must nourish it daily.
A good place to start is to read a bible verse every day, if you can read more that is great; however, like exercise, if you know you won’t be able to sustain more, pick a quantity that you can sustain. Try to read your bible the same time every day. It becomes a good habit and just like brushing your teeth, you will feel uncomfortable when you forget to do so.
enhance your spiritual health with prayer & meditation
Praying is also important in your spiritual life and contrary to popular belief, you do not have to be on your knees to pray. Find what works for you, but this is what I know, like exercise, I always feel much better after I pray.
Meditation is another good practice. If done regularly, meditation can help you tremendously. Again, start slowly. If you can only do it for five minutes, then do it for five minutes. Taking time for yourself is a healthy way to heal and recharge your battery.
Consider a spiritual retreat. I grew up going to spiritual retreats and I found the time away from my busy schedule and electronic gadgets really helped me to focus on what is important. A spiritual retreat gives you time to rediscover your purpose and strengthens your faith.