In the 70’s and the 80’s Wheaties was popularized by commercials that presented the cereal as a sure part of having a life of vitality, strength & health. Many times it seems to me that people need spiritual “Wheaties.” What are those basics that you can count on, to make your life more solidly spiritually healthy?
Here are seven things that you can count on to make your spiritual life, more healthy.
1- Faith is an inside out deal. Not so much what people think but what they can know on the inside. A dynamic faith life is based on a friendship. A friendship that helps through the myriad’s of challenges and difficulties, that must be faced in life. My relationship with Jesus is like having a psychiatrist-healer-counselor-dynamic friend-great leader & inspirational coach who has moved in, on The Inside of me! Healthy faith is based upon a solid relationship in your heart, with the God who really is there and really does care.
2- Listen. God really speaks. But God is often a God of surprises. His internal nudging often leads us, in a fashion beyond the mental chatter of our brain activity. But if we expect to hear the gentle whisper of God, we must be silent. We must quiet our lives, our voices, and our thoughts so that we can hear. Often our inability to hear God is not about God’s failure to speak but our failure to listen. Since He is always present, if we are not hearing, it is our listening condition that needs examination.
3- Spiritual Strength: Healthy spirituality is strong. It is based on a deep inward knowing that God’s hand strengthens & sustains. And reliably gives us the power to live rightly. Face things. Don’t be afraid to fight, when the reason is right. Honesty starts with admitting the truth about yourself. A seeker of truth must have GUTS. GUTS turns the other cheek in the right season, but it also often fights giants, to help others. Healthy Spirituality never gives an inch to cowardice.
4- Spiritual Balance: Healthy spirituality always has daily focus. It is based on regular meditation concerning your own growth, truth, development & well-being. Healthy spirituality will help you achieve more & be happier.
5- A Faith Outlook: Healthy spirituality Finds & celebrates blessings each and every day. It knows God’s presence is present literally right now. It looks for & finds truth & meaning, in all of life’s seasons, including the present one. Healthy spirituality starts and ends each day with a definite time of focus, reflection, meditation, reading and prayer. Faith has a definite Outlook, that dynamically effects the whole of life.
6- Prayer Life: A spiritual life without effective, daily prayer is weak and enemic at best. I discuss prayer life on social media. Because, It’s had such a huge, positive impact privately; I feel I must share it publicly; in hope that it will help others.
7- Personal Worth: Last but not least, a healthy spirituality is not weird or way out. It is practical, makes sense and makes a real, solid difference in life. It helps us have a good attitude about ourself! We must believe in our own value, before achieving full potential. We can’t truly help others, until realizing our own significance.
So these 7 guidelines are solid assists to help you evaluate whether or not your spiritual life is as healthy as it should be.
Make these things a part of your daily life & in so doing, you will be taking your spiritual “Wheaties.”