To focus one’s thought life on living as morally as possible in the sight of our Lord Jesus Christ is the foundation for becoming a more spiritual person. It is thus the foundation for our relationship with God. For there is no way to be a more spiritual person without having a closer relationship with God. They are one and the same thing.
Out of the abundance of our thoughts come the words we speak and the actions we take in life. Therefore, the way to live a more spiritual life – that is, to have a closer relationship with God – is to live our thought life on a shared basis with Him. If we think our thoughts before His watchful eyes, and if we keep a quiet soul, His own thoughts will enter our consciousness.
Being more spiritual is not a matter of being more mystical, or ascetic, or somber. It’s a matter of being taken up with a Person who cannot be reached through any of the five physical senses – and trying to please Him by living according to the best light of conscience we have, one day at a time. To the degree that we do this day after day, we will find more and more of God’s thoughts residing in our minds, guiding us to fulfill His will instead of our own. What a wonderful way to live!
This way of living will bring you more joy and peace than any other way of living. Praise be to the name of our Lord Jesus who grants it!
Bible notes on this post.
The purpose of this blog is to proclaim Jesus Christ to those who want to hear about Him without having to join a church – or anything else – but Him.