Spiritual Well-Being

Spiritual Well-Being

spiritual well-beingDo you feel spiritually empty? Are you craving for God’s presence? Congratulations, the Holy Spirit in you is reminding you of the bliss of being in God’s presence. Just open up your heart to receive all that God has for you.

The unspiritual self, just as it is by nature, can’t receive the gifts of God’s Spirit. There’s no capacity for them. They seem like so much silliness. Spirit can be known only by spirit—God’s Spirit and our spirits in open communion. (1 Cor. 2:14, MSG)

We so often forget how much we really need God to be fully alive, spiritually alive. Sometimes, the visible things take precedence over invisible things without us noticing it. Then we wonder why we feel spiritually empty and can’t recognize God’s hand in our lives.

Unfortunately, this happens to me too. I can always trace this spiritual hollowness back to sporadic spiritual life. I don’t do it on purpose. I cherish my one-on-one time with God. But somehow I don’t guard it enough against the demands of life. Too often I let my time with God been robbed from me. And when it happens too often my spiritual well-being is going down the hill.

But. God does not let us go. The Holy Spirit within us reminds us of God’s goodness. We start craving for more time with God. We are gently drawn back to God if we just let him to do so.

Or if you feel spiritually empty but don’t even feel any desire to spend time with God, you can pray that God will ignite a spiritual spark inside of you. God is happy to do just that.

Our spiritual life needs to begin daily. There’s no way around it. We can’t be spiritually alive without spending time with the Living God. (Find your own way to do it, but keep your appointment with God. Because he is the source of your spiritual well-being. Read the Word of God, pray, listen, read some devotionals, use prayer lists, make your one-on-one time with God special.)

Christianity is not a religion, it’s a relationship with Jesus. And just like any other relationship, it needs tending. And if we forget to take care of our spiritual needs, it is us that suffer. And that’s not what God wants for us. God wants each of his children to spiritually flourish, to have abundant life in him.

I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. (John 10:10, AMP)

 

Gracious God,
Thank you for drawing me back to you.
Fill me with your love and grace.
Help me to prioritize my time with you.
Make my time with your special.
Make me everything you created me to be.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: How is your spiritual well-being? How do you spend your own one-on-one time with God?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you keep your special time with God sacred!

Photo courtesy of  Mari-Anna Stålnacke. Linking up today with Looking up, Sharing His Beauty, Small Wonders.

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