God wants all of life to be spiritual
By Jim Boesch
“Therefore, I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship.”
Are you living a spiritual or a secular life?
It is your choice.
You can assess your spirituality by how you:
- Wake from a night’s sleep.
- Eat breakfast, shower, shave and make other preparations to get your day started.
- Travel to your daily calling of work, school, church or home.
- Live your day in your work, school, church or with your family.
- Spend your discretionary evening or nighttime.
- Prepare for your night’s rest.
Do you want to live more spiritually through the presence of God in your thoughts, actions, deeds, words and relationships?
Do you want to move from the often-preached ought-to life to a truly spiritual life?
First, and immediately, pray more. Ask God to show Himself in all your life today. Then seek Him throughout the events and people He puts in your life.
Next, spend time daily in solitude listening and looking for the presence of God who created you. He is present in places where you least expect to find Him.
Then, daily live through God’s word. Read your Bible and doggedly apply the message(s) that show up in ways that will glorify Him.
Lastly, take the risk and seek relationships with the people God puts in your life through your work, church and family.
They are not there by accident. Live more authentically with Jesus followers who daily seek to experience God’s transforming presence in their lives.
In the end, a man pretty much does what a man wants to do.
Will you lead a secular or a spiritual life? The choice is yours.
Jim Boesch, a certified men’s ministry specialist and a deployed staff member of the
General Commission on UM Men