Spiritual Habits are the habits we keep concerning our God. For myself this is God the Father, Jesus Christ the son and the Holy Spirit. As this is my blog I have to put forth that everything I write in this area is based on my experiences or revelations. I am a Christian. Unfortunately I don’t always act like a Christian. I guess I just keep proving how much I need a savior. My Jesus.
While I will basically be saying my experience, we all know that our opinions often come out when we write. I may have scripture in some of it or I may insert my opinion or revelation that I felt I received. It all comes down to my spiritual health. If I can allow him to take over my life even a little then I’m all for it. As I already said I am not perfect. No where close. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could reach perfection before death though.
The main thing I want to put out there is our habits. For myself this means:
Am I reading the word enough? Is there a such thing as enough?
I believe the word helps me be better. Reading and studying it bring me closer to God and help me see my mistakes more clearly. It also is a guide on how I can make good choices before they become mistakes. I am very good at making excuses for not applying the word to my life. Sometimes God uses the word to talk to me. Maybe I might have a question or thoughts that I need help with. If I’m reading the word he has more chances to give me the answer I’m looking for.
Do I pray and am I doing it regularly?
Now, I’m not one of those people who think you need to pray in a certain position, or a certain amount of time. I do believe it needs to be sincere. So when I pray I tend to want to pray alone. I start to feel like I am praying for everybody else in the room and it stops being sincere and starts being to please others. Unfortunately the bible sais there is more power when we all come together and pray as one. Obviously I need to work in that area.
Is my music uplifting me or is it pulling me down into my own selfish ambitions?
Music means so much to me. I use to listen to rock and rap. Every once in a while I get a craving and just have to listen to one of my old favorite songs from that era. However, I have mostly changed all my music to Christian. It makes me feel more spiritual and closer to God. I listen to Christian rock, rap or hip hop. Something with a beat. The words are mainly what I listen to anyway. I have had God use non-Christian music to move me before. He can use even the bad things for his good.
What am I doing to bring myself closer to my maker? To know him more.
There really are so many things I can do to bring myself closer to him. That is a major goal for me. I don’t want him to be left out of any part of my life. He loved me when I was so unlovable. He pulled me out of a pit and set my feet on a good path. Sometimes I stray from that path and get reminders of where I come from. One day I hope to share my story and for it to help someone. I don’t know who but someone.
Did I go to church this week, What about discipleship?
Going to church is very important to me. I have only ever found two churches that I felt comfortable in. One I was in for several years. I got saved in the back of an AA meeting and it took me another year or two to find a place I was comfortable in. Then when I met my husband we started going to a church he went to occasionally. God is so good because he made it just like my other church but in a couple different languages.
These questions matter to my spiritual health. The habits I keep in this area I believe will make me better or worse. As my goal is to be a better person it would be in my best interest to put these habits first. God is a huge part of my life. Naturally that means he will be a part of my blog. Its success or not is on him anyway. He has provided a way. I just have to listen to the many ears he has provided. In the future I may change all this but for now this is where I am.