Taking care of your spiritual life
Nowadays, we have found that there are many youths who are suffering from many complexes such as identity crisis, depression, sadness and traumas they carry with them from their past or as they were growing up.
All of this leads them into isolation and thus begins a war between their reasoning and their emotions.
That’s why it’s important to fill this emptiness that has left scars of the past, but it can only be possible with God. In order for this to happen these youths will have to take care of their spiritual life.
Taking care of your Spiritual life means to be attentive in what you do, who you hang around with, what you talk about and what you feed your thoughts.
Below are a few steps for those who want to guard their relationship with God, and consequently their future.
These steps are for those who want to take care of their relationship with God. If you don’t want to then you don’t need to take the following advice into consideration.
1st TALK TO GOD:
To strengthen any relationship communication is key. Whether it’s in a marriage, engagement, while dating or just with friends. With God it is the same way, be sincere in your prayer, do not repeat only what you know, but what is truly inside you.
2nd MEDITATING ON GOD’S WORD:
God’s word is what makes us strong spiritually because it is through His Word that He speaks to us. One chapter is more than enough, pay attention to the verbs and respect the punctuations (read preferably The New Testament) don’t just read but put into practice what you read.
3rd BAPTISM IN WATER:
Prove you truly surrender to CHRIST by burying your old nature (giving up mistakes, habits, and emotions) by becoming a new person and starting a new life.
4th DEVELOP YOUR SALVATION:
To develop means to grow, to progress, to go forward, and this is very important when it comes to our salvation. When I come to the meetings on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday and I put into practice what I have been taught, then I will grow in my relationship with God. I will become strong spiritually so that I can overcome temptations, persecutions, and tribulations that I will face in life.
5th GIVE OUT FREELY, WHAT YOU HAVE FREELY RECIEVED:
Give to others what you have freely received and are receiving by announcing to those who are suffering what God has done and is doing in your life.
EXAMPLE: If I receive anger, then I will transmit anger; if someone took me to the Youth Group, then I will most likely bring a youth as well, etc. Proving to others that I am not selfish, but instead I seek to do God’s will in me as well.
Give hope to those who are lost and need to be found.