This month on my channel I talked about the 5 healthy areas of self care that I believe are important to focus on. One of those areas is spiritual self care. Today, I’m sharing 5 ways to practice healthy spiritual self care.
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1. Create a space for quiet time
Whether it’s the kitchen table, the desk in your office, or a spot in your closet, create a space with all of your study and devo supplies. Make your quiet time with God a special time where you’re comfortable and surrounded by the things you love.
2. Choose a book in the Bible to read/study
At the beginning of the year, I started reading the Bible chronologically. I haven’t kept up with it as well as I planned but I am almost done with the gospels. What I discovered is that my knowledge of the Bible is pretty spotty when it comes to knowing where things are or the order of events or who wrote what. I determined that really need be better about reading long passages and whole books( that’s why I decided to start The Bible Study Project & CLUB 119). Choosing a book to spend time in for awhile is a really great discipline & practice to work on and it’s good for your biblical literacy. So if there’s a book in the Bible you’ve always wanted to read, go for it!
3. Make a list of spiritual growth books
I’m reader and I’m a lister so of course, I believe in doing this! There are sooooooo many great books out there to help strengthen your spiritual muscles and grow and nurture your faith. You can check out some of my pics on my Reading List for 2019 and Reading List for the Fall.
4. Memorize scripture
This is so important for our spiritual self care. We need to be tucking away scripture into our hearts and minds so that we can have them at the ready when we need them most. So get out your index cards and pens and make memory verse cards to keep around your house, car, and workspace and start hiding those verses in your heart.
5. Spend time in stillness and prayer.
We live in such a fast paced world and I don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve lost touch with the ability to just be still and do nothing. But not only do our brains need a break, but our spirits need a break to just connect with our Heavenly Father. So schedule some time daily when you can disconnect with all the busyness and technology and spend it in quietness and prayer. You’ll be so thankful you did!
How do you practice spiritual self care in your life? I would love to know and I’m always open to new ideas 🙂