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Personal Growth

    Personal Devotions

    8 ways to improve your spiritual life

    July 10, 2020

    We will always have room in our day for whatever we make priority. When packing your suitcase for a trip, you begin with the essentials. Some things will be left out. In our spiritual lives, if we begin the day with God and the Word and prayer, the other items on the “to do list” will fall in line. Some items may go to tomorrow because we planned too many things for today. When you start with God and ask His help, He will make everything you should do today be accomplished. Jesus Himself told us:

    “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

    Make Your spiritual life a priority

    You are a spirit and have a soul and body. But your spiritual life is the part that needs to be fed and tended just as you feed your body. Here are 8 practical ways I maintain my spirit.

    1. Read through the Bible every year (not just your favorite parts)
    2. Praise and fellowship with God throughout the day and be aware of His presence
    3. Find a church where you can grow and be fed spiritually and serve
    4. Set a time of prayer (I do it on the treadmill) to pray for leaders and needs
    5. Be quick to forgive and ask for forgiveness and let go of all bitterness
    6. Maintain your peace, joy and love at all times and don’t allow anything to steal these
    7. Regularly feed from authors who challenge you (or watch on internet) so you improve and get constant input for spiritual “coaches”. Some of my favorites are Kenneth Hagin, Kenneth Copeland, Joyce Meyer and my pastor.
    8. Live to give to others daily
  • Personal Devotions

    God’s will not my will

    The will is a powerful thing. There is God’s will.  There is my will.  There is the will of those who live with me. There is the will of those I work with. With…

    May 7, 2020
  • Personal Devotions Prayer

    2 Ways to Relax

    I just returned from a 3 day vacation where I did some relaxing. Some vacations don’t actually rest you because the purpose is to see people or things. I’m learning to take at least…

    April 22, 2020
  • Personal Devotions

    What is your passion?

    When I have passion, I have inward strength. As I pray in the spirit I stir up that passion. I think of passion as seeing life with God’s glasses. Passion enables you to keep…

    April 1, 2020
  • Personal Devotions

    How to stay revitalized

    Starting something fun is easy. Finishing takes some effort. We had the dream of building a house. We were so excited to plan and get it all together. But when winter hit and we…

    March 31, 2020
  • Evangelism Personal Devotions

    You belong in the family

    If your family is anything like mine, there is great diversity. We drive different cars, like different music, read different books and have different hobbies. But what unites us is that we are born…

    March 26, 2020