We’ve all had those moments when everything comes together into that one perfect flowing moment of time.
Maybe while we’re running, gazing at the ocean, into our lover’s eyes, up into the night sky, or dancing in the flow of worship…where everything seems to expand, or better yet, we seem to expand, feeling larger in the vastness around us.
What would happen if we could have more of these moments, expand them, or set ourselves up for more and more of these breakthroughs, where everything is perfect and whole, the way it’s meant to be.
This is why you need a spiritual practice. This is what a spiritual practice is about.
Spiritual Practice ~ Practice Your Spirit
Intellectual engagement is soul-centered and it’s not enough.
We have to all learn how to enter into the flow, the dance, and the presence of God. It’s not a given with coming to Jesus.
In meditation, we move from our body and our soul into our spirit. We don’t leave our body or our soul, but we become spirit-centered.
When our consciousness is spirit-centered, it’s called contemplation, expanded awareness, or mindfulness.
This is the purpose of a spiritual practice in our devotional life, to get us out of our heads into God’s head.
As God is Spirit, so the mind of Christ is spiritual, and God’s Spirit creates and grows love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control within the garden of our heart and soul. We work out what God has worked within us.
The spiritual life-flow of God’s life is so crucial, Jesus tells us that “apart from me, you can do nothing.” ~ Selah
Jesus goes so far as to tell Martha, before he raised Lazarus from the dead “…the one who believes in Me will live, even though they die. But everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this?”
Jesus is talking about eternal life here and now…the flowing of eternal spiritual life of God within us.
Living eternal life is what a good solid spiritual practice is about.
Do you currently have a spiritual practice? Let me encourage you to start one.
What you savor is what you will retain and grow.