5 Practical Ways to Prioritize Your Spiritual Life

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As Christians, our spiritual growth impacts every aspect of our lives. How we treat others, how we think of ourselves, and what we think of God are all contingent on spiritual development.

No one else can grow in Christ for you. Those Christian celebrities you follow on social media or that pastor you love listening to are unable to increase your spiritual life on your behalf. It’s your responsibility.

We’ve put together a list of 5 practical ways you can prioritize your spiritual life. Continue reading to discover what they are.

Set Aside Time to Pray

Can you imagine how awesome it would be if your best friend or significant other was available whenever you needed them? Well, that’s what prayer is like — direct access to God whenever you need Him.

It’s important to set aside time each day to talk with God to learn more about Him, so you can become more like Him. This is the essence of spiritual growth. Even if you don’t know how to pray to God, just pick a quiet place and start talking. He’ll listen.

Incorporate Fasting Into Your Life

Fasting is the voluntary refrainment from something for a certain period of time to achieve a spiritual benefit. In the Old and New Testaments, fasting and prayer usually involved giving up food in favor of reaching a spiritual goal, but that’s just one example.

You could choose to go without social media or TV for a weekend and spend that time seeking the Lord or reading the Bible. Whatever it is, fasting is intentionally denying yourself something in pursuit of communion with God.

Commit to Reading the Bible Daily

God has revealed who He is and what He wants for us in the Bible. In order to increase our spiritual life and become more like Him, we need to know His will.

Reading doesn’t come easy for everyone, and sometimes the scriptures can be difficult to understand due to cultural differences.

One helpful method is to read a chapter a day, pick out a verse that impacted you and explain it in your own words. Write down how you plan to apply it to your life and ask God for His help in following through.

Practice Self-Discipline

Aside from Satan, we are our own worst enemy. In the midst of all the distractions in the world, self-discipline is the key to helping us stay focused on prioritizing our spiritual lives.

In order to be spiritually fit, we need to stay active with the following disciplines:

  • Commit to God daily
  • Read your Bible daily
  • Talk to God daily
  • Share Christ with others daily

Remember That God is Waiting

God will wait as long as He has to for you to seek Him and read His Word. He longs for you to commune with Him each day so He can be a significant part of your spiritual growth.

Just like a child eagerly anticipates the attention of his parents, so God also eagerly waits for you to spend time with Him so that every area of your life brings Him honor and brings you joy.