Cultivate Spirituality

 

We are made in the image of God (Genesis 1:26-27); filled with the Spirit of God (Acts 2:4; Ephesians 5:18); called to have our lives shaped into the likeness of the Son of God (Romans 8:29). We are in essence, spiritual beings in human bodies trying to bring heaven to earth through our everyday interactions. We see spirituality unpacked in spirit, mind, and body.

To be a person cultivating spirituality means to invest in the inner spirit of a person through devotion to God (Romans 12:1). This happens when we make regular decisions to worship and spend time with our Father. We believe our personal devotion to God is first shown through what these practices represent: putting our relationship with Christ first in our lives.

To be a person cultivating spirituality means to invest in the mind of a person through education and critical thinking of Scripture (2 Timothy 2:7; Acts 17:11). By education, we mean to learn the stories of the Bible and what they mean. By critical thinking, we mean to deeply examine the Bible and not take anything wholesale from any interpreter, but to do our own work of examination.

To be a person cultivating spirituality means to invest in the body of oneself through discipline (2 Timothy 1:7; Proverbs 10:17) and personal application of Scripture. In general, we are all undisciplined and need to be pushed towards better disciplines of prayer, fasting, self-control, acts of kindness, giving, serving...and the list goes on. All of these take intentionality and constant discipline.

Resources

Spirit: Devotion

Mind: Critical Thinking

Body: Discipline