4 Spiritual Disciplines I Use to Nurture My Relationship with God
As we close this series on developing a personal relationship with God, I want to focus on some spiritual disciplines that I practice frequently if not daily: Prayer, Fasting, Meditation and Declaration. My journey from spiritually numb and empty to vibrant and fulfilled was and still is one that requires constant renewal. As Ephesians 4:23 says “and be renewed in the Spirit of your minds”.
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The heart of any relationship is communication. One of the ways that God communicates with us is through the Bible. It’s like His Love Letter to us.
The practice and habit of reading and studying the Bible is the key to a flourishing relationship with Christ and a vibrant spiritual life.
Praise and Worship: The Cure for Spiritual Numbness
1 Chronicles 16:23-31
Sing to the LORD, all the earth; proclaim his salvation day after day.
Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all peoples. For great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the nations are idols, but the LORD made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place.
Ascribe to the LORD, all you families of nations, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength.
Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering and come before him.
Worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness. Tremble before him, all the earth!
The world is firmly established; it cannot be moved.
Let the heavens rejoice, let the earth be glad; let them say among the nations,
“The LORD reigns!”
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1 Kings 19:11-13 -NKJV
Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake; and after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. So it was, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. Suddenly a voice came to him, and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?”
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