Your Spiritual Journey
Do you ever wonder if the person at the desk next to you believes in a higher power? Does your neighbor think there is life after death? Do other members of your family pray? Most everyone has some view of spirituality. More often than not it is unspoken and held silently. Many have questions. Some don’t believe at all.
The majority of people do believe in the supernatural in some form. Many claim to have “faith” yet never enter a church. Many pray, often in times of desperation. Yet others feel prayer is a false hope.
Powerful stories of answered prayer have come down through the ages and the generations. The question of faith is an intensely personal one. Each one of us decides in our own heart if we will believe in God or if we will reach to other forms of spirituality. You alone make the final choice as to where to place your faith.
To leave these matters unattended in our hearts is similar to leaving a ship unanchored on the ocean and hope the wind never comes up. Trying to put an anchor down in the midst of a fierce gale is a difficult task. We do well to examine our faith and set our spiritual anchor while the wind is calm. We all know how it can blow at times!
Allow me to share with you the anchor I have found for my soul as I journey through life.
The most powerful evidence of the existence of God is seen in the person and life of Jesus Christ. His story is recorded history. His power still changes lives in remarkable ways today! His teachings still apply to our daily living and His Spirit works in our spirit to direct us and empower us beyond anything we could visualize ourselves.
The Bible tells us of a personal God who gives us hope as we believe in His son, Jesus Christ.
This believing becomes a point of power in our lives. This believing
- goes beyond rituals and rules.
- it connects us to His Spirit.
- it stirs in us a realization that even our own best thinking will be surpassed with God’s wisdom when we seek it.
- it moves us toward a dependency on God as our source of strength.
- it helps us admit our weaknesses and faults and find God’s help to change
- it anchors the soul.
As we believe in the crucified and risen Jesus and declare our faith in Him we receive authority, as an adopted child of God, to bring our requests to God in prayer.
Prayer is the natural cry of the soul to God. We were created to live a life of prayer…to communicate with God. He actually waits for us to call out to Him. That longing for spirituality that you feel within your soul was put there by God so you would seek Him and find Him. It is a simple choice to believe. It is a simple thing to acknowledge the void within and ask Him to fill it. Many have found that the things they seek to fill the emptiness can end up leaving them bankrupt spiritually and sometimes even emotionally and physically.
Anchoring your soul by faith in Jesus is the foundation for a spiritual journey that will bring you fulfillment. It will bring power in praying as you begin to apply the teaching of the Bible to your daily life.
But don’t take my word for it. It is a discovery to be made for yourself. Are you tired of feeling the void within your spirit? Have you found that the things you tried in hopes of finding that lasting satisfaction have failed? Then call out to God. Tell Him you believe His son Jesus died and rose from the grave. Tell Him you are tired of going your own way and need His Spirit to direct you. Invite Him to share the journey of life with you. You have nothing to lose and oh so much to gain. Why not anchor your soul today?
Here’s a suggested prayer:
Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to you and ask you to come in as my Saviour and Lord. Take control of my life. Thank you for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Make me the kind of woman you want me to be.
If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, pray it right now and Christ will come into your life as He promised.
If you invited Jesus Christ into your life, thank God often that He is in your life, that He will never leave you and that you have eternal life. As you learn more about your relationship with God, and how much He loves you, you’ll experience life to the fullest.
Suggestions to help you on your spiritual journey:
- Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell
- The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel
- The Passion of Jesus Christ by John Piper
- The Book of John in the Bible
- The Passion of Christ movie directed by Mel Gibson