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Nourishing my spiritual life

Attending church is not going to get us into the Kingdom of Heaven. We have to do more.

“How can I hear God’s voice?”

In this technology age, maintaining a spiritual life can be hard, but it can be accomplished once you have the right mindset. Some people wrongly think that attending church on the weekend – whether it’s Saturday or Sunday school – is all that they need to live a full spiritual life, but they’re wrong. We have to do much more.

I’ve been examining my spiritual life lately and I see some areas that need nourishment.ย 

Praying throughout the day

I am calm whenever I talk to Him. I feel at ease whenever I pray and it helps me stay connected to Him. I used to pray when I wake up on mornings and when I go to sleep at night, but now, I pray throughout the day. Even if I’m working and I feel the need to pray, I stop whatever I’m doing and I pray.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-17: Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing.

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Sitting quietly in a room

I like sitting alone in a quiet room and reflecting. I also meditate and think of all the things that I am grateful for even if it was a bad day. I also use this quiet time to pray for everyone. It is in this stillness that I can hear God whisper.

Apps

I love the apps that I have on my phone! Every morning, I turn to my Daily Prayer app for the prayer of the day. I have Bible quiz apps, a Bible Study and of course, the Bible. Indulging in these apps have helped me grow spiritually. โค

Practicing gratitude

When the sun sets on the day, I reflect and thank God for life, for whatever blessings I’ve receivedย during the day. I used to own a gratitude journal, but I have misplaced it. I might have to get another one.

Reading material online

When I get to my work desk – after saying a little prayer of thanks and listening to Michael W. Smith on repeat for almost an hour right before I open for business – I log into WordPress and seek spiritual refreshments from blogs such asย soulfood101blog aka The Word,ย The Way Online,ย A Sinner’s Diary,ย Beholdingย Him Ministries,ย Inside Cupย andย Be Blesstified. These blogs play an important role in shaping my daily spiritual life. Keep up His wonderful work, guys! โค

Matthew 5:6: Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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Keeping the Sabbath

I have been struggling to keep the Sabbath holy, but I am getting better at it. On the days that I don’t attend church, I study His Word, complete Bible quizzes, and Bible study with my sister/father.

Exodus 20:8 – Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Scripture meditation

This is utmost important for me! The Bible has verses for when I am afraid, when I backslide and when I need comfort. I highlightย the verses that speak to me and I meditate on them throughout the day.

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What about you? Is your spiritual life fully nourished or are you working on it? Is there anything that you’ll like to add to the list?

23 thoughts on “Nourishing my spiritual life”

  1. Great post, awesome list. Couldn’t agree more that praying more often, spending time alone with God, are my needs. And time in the Word. And thank you for mentioning my blog. God bless you!!

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    1. Thank you. Yes, we all need to have our quiet moments with Him. You’re utmost welcome. I love your blog! May He continue to guide and bless you.

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  2. That’s why you are always so full of His love and encouragement ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that when the sun sets you start thanking God for your blessings. I don’t know why that struck me but it did. I don’t use apps but I do really enjoy the blogs here on WordPress. There are so many, like yours that are so full of God’s Word, that you can fill up. This is great Muse. I really enjoyed this. I need work, of course, everywhere hahaha but God is gracious. One thing I do, and you probably do too, when I wake up before I do anything, I start thanking God for everything I can think of. My blessings, the birds singing, my family, the day, His Love, you know what I mean. It seems to help my day begin on the right track.

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    1. Thank you, Margaret! Yes, when the sun sets, I give Him praise for the day that was. I love WordPress! I am happy that there are a lot of spiritually moving blogs I can follow. I still need lots of work too so you’re not alone. ๐Ÿ™‚ Yes, I definitely do so as well when I wake on mornings. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, friend. โค

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  3. There are definitely things I could continue add to my daily life. This was a lovely post, different things to think of. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thank you so much for mentioning my blog. I’m so glad that I can provide through God’s hands guiding me, and I’m grateful for others writing their heart with God’s inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, T.R.! I am looking to add more positive things to my life as well. You’re utmost welcome. I had to mention it for I love your blog! โค May He continue to guide and bless you.

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  4. I think I’m guilty of not taking care of my spiritual life. I have faith in God and I do “talk to him” but I don’t really follow what is supposed to be my religion (I was raised catholic). I just stay away from it because I think God is everywhere and not only in a church. God is love and my way of honoring God is being good to others and loving people in general. xx

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  5. Great post! I need to work on praying more throughout the day, and not just at night. Also praying earlier at night and not when I get too tired. I also like the apps you mentioned–I’m going to check out the bible quiz one ๐Ÿ™‚

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