SPIRIT - Spiritual Wellness
Are you thirsty for God? Have you been in the past? Do you find yourself wanting to be a more loving person? Would you like to grow in the fruit of the spirit? Spiritual wellness has to do with combining beliefs, values, and actions. A sense of purpose, direction, and awareness are important. Realizing your values, rights, and responsibilities take some thought and discussion.
Here are some changes toward Spiritual Wellness you may want to work on...
Having a greater sense of God's presence
Developing a richer, deeper relationship with God
Learning to be quick to forgive
Creating a meaningful, daily devotional time
Acquiring the ability to hear God more clearly
Making a firm decision of what you believe
Building a meaningful prayer life
The first step in developing values and spiritual wellness is to examine your beliefs, values and actions: respect, honesty, human life, family, education, religion, health, wealth, community service, diversity.
Signs of Spiritual Wellness:
Reading each day God's word that is written for you
Attending a Bible based church to worship regularly
Waking up wanting to spend time in prayer and/or meditation daily (weekends too)
Doing things that you make you aware of inner peace and God's love
Volunteering with selfless service to those around you or in your community
Journaling? Some find it a great way to communicate with God.
Spiritual wellness is sometimes more difficult to describe than physical or mental wellness. When thinking about your spiritual wellness, ask yourself these questions: "Do I thirst for God? Am I more loving? Am I more sensitive to God's presence? Do I allow God's word to direct my path?" These are tough questions, but by answering them honestly, they will guide you toward Spiritual Wellness.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. James 4:8