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:
- Bible Reading
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.