Her leaves drooped, threatening to crash against the plant stand. Just the day before, her stalks had held themselves together. But the weeks of my neglect took their toll and my favorite houseplant could no longer hold her beautiful head high. I carried her from the room with remorse over the hectic schedule which nearly caused herbicide.
Like organic matter, untended souls shrivel and fail. But with the busy pace of modern life, how do we find time to care for our spirituality? When will we implement soul care if we’re already too over-scheduled as it is?
Today’s video explains the following points for maintaining spiritual balance:
- Set spirituality as your top priority, not a luxury. All areas of balance depend upon your soul’s wellness.
- Bookends hold everything upright. Begin and end your day with meditative prayer.
- Maintain a spiritual awareness all day.
- Relate over a friendly meal: eat alone, yet not alone.
- Moments of spiritual breathing.
- Personal worship time
- Read and reflect.
- Ask questions.
- Listen for answers.
- Share how you feel and what you’d like to request for yourself and others.
- Expect God to show up. Resist the temptation to worship specific results instead.
- Walking together
- Community/family worship time
- Learn more about your spiritual walk.
- Learn new things about God.
- Apply what you’ve learned.
- Assess your situation: Pray for the Lord to search your heart (Psalm 139)
- Ask for spiritual growth goals
- Set objectives/means for growth (study, group participation, activities).
- Extend your circle to include at least a few new people
- Consider an event/retreat for more impact
- Meet with a pastor or spiritual mentor for assessment and guidance.
- Look at your life’s map to determine your growth trajectory: where you’ve grown and where you’re growing.
- Align yourself with God’s purpose and your designed role in it.
What elements do you include in your spiritual schedule? Share them with us in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you.