Growing spiritually is something many of us aspire to. But what does that mean? How do we do it? And what are the benefits? As we age, we can continue to grow and change. We can change in many ways: the hobbies we enjoy, the food we eat, the areas that interest us, our physical health, our relationships, and many others. One important way we can grow is spiritually.
Regardless of age and abilities, we have the opportunity to grow spiritually as well. We can grow closer to Christ until we take our last breath. This is a deeply held belief of mine. We can grow closer to Christ everyday, even if our abilities are limited. Even if we are unable to utter our prayers. God knows what our heart is yearning for.
One thing we yearn for is joy. Feeding our joy, in-line with our love of God, is a balm to our soul even in difficult times. Feeding your joy by using your gifts and talents for others can allow you to reach a different aspect of your relationship with God.
The article linked here, gives 5 strategies for deepening our spiritual life. No great surprise, they revolve around reaching out beyond yourself. There are more ways to deepen your spirituality personally and privately. We shall explore them soon. For now, look to your community. Who is in your community? We influence each other. Who is influencing you? Who are you influencing?