What is Seeking Spirituality and Why Is It Important
More and more people are seeking spirituality due to the challenges and uncertainties of today's world. At some point in our lives, each of us aims to nurture and explore spirituality to understand life's purpose. Why are you working, why are you making friends? Some of these questions may have entered your mind. This is the Holy Spirit guiding you to seek your spirituality and choose the path of enlightenment.
Spirituality is interchangeably used with religion. Both have the same purpose: developing and strengthening faith in the almighty and spiritual being. However, there is quite a difference between the two. Religion has a set of practices, rites and beliefs shared by a community or group, while a person can embrace his own spirituality without having to belong in a religion. In recent years, more people see that spirituality is more important than joining a religion. It is good if you have a good hold of your spirituality. However, some don't know where to start or have lost their spiritual essence. To guide you, let's find out how and where spirituality comes from?
Where does Spirituality Come From?
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;" - 1
The Bible states that our body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Each of us is blessed with the Holy Spirit that lives in our heart. This is embedded in us to identify God's children. God sent Jesus Christ in a human form to be an example and testimony of His love, power and presence. Christ walked the path set by God for Him to spread the gospel of the Lord. This may seem like an unimportant task, but unknown to most, its purpose was to sow the seed of God's words to activate and grow the Holy Spirit given to us.
So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. - Romans 10:17
Faith comes to those who have heard the acts and words of God. Likewise, his words are like seeds that grow with continuous care, strengthening the Holy Spirit that protects us from evil forces. Knowing that spirituality is innate in us all brings us to question why we should seek it.
What is the Importance of Spirituality?
Seeking spirituality means actively looking to understand more about the spiritual aspect of life. The soul and wisdom bring value to everything we do. It is recognising that there is a higher power involved in the reality of life. Seeking spirituality gives perspective, establishes a purpose, and offers a way to cope with life changes and uncertainties. A healthy spirituality provides a sense of peace, balance and wholeness. Other benefits of seeking spirituality are:
1. Strengthening your spirit
"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength" - Isaiah 40:31
Our spirit needs its nourishments, like how your body requires food to grow and build muscles. Nurturing your soul will result in a positive outlook, bringing back or increasing hope, trust and a new zest to live and face the world's vicissitudes.
2. Amplify your joy
"You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. - Psalm 16:11
If you seek to walk to the path of life, he will grant you joy in your present and eternal life. This supports Matthew 6:33, stating that all of the things will be added to you if you seek God's kingdom.
God is an all-powerful being that we can trust. He is more powerful than the wealthiest and most influential person in the world is. If you have him on your side, will there be a need to fear the unknown or the future?
God knows your needs before you even realise them, and like a loving parent, he will provide you with things that will benefit you. All he asks in return is for you to follow and walk his path to life.
3. Amplify your love for self and others
"And now these three remain faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." - 1 Cor 13:13
Love is the greatest virtue that God teaches us. This replaced the 10 commandments of the Old Testament, for, with love, you will not kill nor commit adultery. You'll honour your parents. Your love for God will automatically result in remembering the Sabbath, recognising His power, and give ultimate respect to His name. You'll treat yourself and others in the most respectful and caring way. That is how powerful love is.
4. Amplify inner peace
"May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you trust in him." - Romans 15:13A
What robs you of inner peace is the doubt and fear cast by the devil. If you seek spirituality, God will bless you with inner peace. God provides inner peace through his reassuring words of protection and promise. If you walk the path of life, He will take you under his wings. He shall send angels to fight unseen evil foes and protect you from harm.
5. It helps you connect with others
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. - Colossians 3:12-14
Following God's words, you'll be able to have a healthy relationship and connect with others through love. Practising compassion, kindness, humility, tenderness and tolerance exemplified by Christ prevents miscommunication, misunderstanding, anger and resentment, resulting in harmonious and healthy relationships.
One of our services in Divine Intercession is Seeking Spirituality. We have developed guided meditations, prayers, courses and other materials to help you learn and strengthen your spirits and have a positive mindset.
Furthermore, our service also offers knowledge on salvation, connecting with loved ones, becoming a better person, resisting negative energy and augmenting love, peace and joy.