At the start of a New Year, many make resolutions. These resolutions are often so predictable that gyms add short-term staff every January knowing most good intentions fade away quickly. But how often do we resolve to deepen aspects of life that may make the biggest difference to our relationships, peace of mind and overall wellness? It’s never too late for that!
Resolving to deepen our spiritual life can be simple but powerful. Agree with yourself that you’ll carve out even ten minutes to be quiet, to pray or meditate, to read scripture, listen to inspiring music, or talk with a friend about values you share. Try setting aside the same small block of time each day so that you develop a rhythm. Many choose to start their day with a quiet time and others enjoy ending their day by remembering the day’s blessings and turning their worries over to God. Our spiritual lives are at the core of personal wellness through seeking peace, connectedness, emotional support, a sense of joy and wholeness. These are characteristics that help sustain us through the thick and thin of life.
When we encourage one another to deepen our spiritual lives, we each find it easier to stick to an important resolution. May 2019 be a year of joy and growth for you and those you love!