To become more spiritual as a Christian, you first should take a few moments and think about the changes that you would like to see in your life and consider your priorities.
You might want to live with more peace and less stress, exercise more, or lose weight. You might want to eliminate your unhealthy relationships, or start developing a stronger relationship with your partner, friends, or family. Whatever you want, remember that your greatest priority should always be to develop a stronger relationship with God.
One of the most important things that you need to remember is to forgive yourself of your past. Loving yourself actually means having the ability to forgive yourself of the past mistakes that you have committed, and then, by placing your priority on loving God, and ourselves you can start relying on Him for your guidance.
When you start placing your priorities on getting closer to Him, and once you seek first God’s kingdom, He will always guide you. Perhaps, your best “resolution” to becoming a Spiritual Christian is to strengthen your relationship with Christ by seeking Him from within.
One way is to spend time with Him and always consider God in every choice that you make and every action that you do. Spend time with God in prayer as well as meditation each day. The Bible says that the spirit of God is within you. So many times we seek God through the external, but to access Christ, we must go within, where He is knocking on the door of our heart. Opening the door and inviting Christ in, allows Him to live in us, and through us so He can guide us.
Spend some time reading the scriptures and allowing His Words to guide you, and through God’s guidance, set realistic goals. Moreover, you need to bear in mind that starting a spiritual resolution is not all about reading the scriptures; it is also about considering Him in every decision and choice that you make.
Use your better judgment and your wisdom in choosing. When faced in a decision to do good or the otherwise, always think about how your relationship with God will be affected in every decision that you make.
Lastly, keep your heart and mind pure. The Bible tells us to “purify our hearts from all that contaminate body and spirit out of reverence for God.” It also tells us to “guard your hearts, for out of the heart, comes the issues of life.” Therefore, don’t allow worry, fear, or negativity to dwell in your mind and heart. Use meditation and other spiritual tools to cleanse and renew your mind daily.
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