Spiritual Self-Care by Sis. Faison

A. Spiritual Self-Care is the intentional implementation and participation in activities or habits that place me in the very presence of God.  It is my way of enhancing my one-on-one relationship with God. 

B. Three examples of Spiritual Self-Care are:

  (1) Daily Bible reading; (2) Prayer; (3) Journaling

C. Seven Spiritual Disciplines that have given me strength and direction over the years are:

  1. Bible Reading
  2. Prayer
  3. Silence
  4. Solitude
  5. Journaling
  6. Sabbath-keeping
  7. Fasting

D. Three Spiritual Disciplines that Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. relied on are: (1)prayer, (2) Scripture Reading, (3) Solitude

E. I can exercise three of the newer Spiritual Disciplines in the following ways:

  • Intentionally set aside a designated date and time to practice Sabbath-keeping
  • Incorporate 5-15 minutes of solitude into my daily routine to allow me time to commune with God and be available to hear from Him.
  • Plan to include a fast from technology and television during the Lenten Season

F. My plan for Spiritual Self-Care of the Spirit that I intend to include in my future is to set aside one day per quarter for a spiritual retreat (possibly one silent retreat per year). I want to spend one day at the beach or near a body of water and spend one day in the mountains.  My goal would be to allow God to speak to me through His creation.


Posted in Spiritual Formation 1-20/2020.