On Mindful Monday we learned that after giving our bodies a much needed physical rest, it is now time to get going! On this Faithful Friday I try to be a little more practical by providing a road map of sorts to help you on your way…your FREE GUIDE TO SOUL CARE.
Your destination is SOUL CARE, but what, exactly, does that mean?
I think we can define it first by what SOUL CARE is NOT.
SOUL CARE is NOT about finding yourself…it is about finding God.
SOUL CARE is NOT about going your own way …it is about following God’s path for your life.
SOUL CARE is NOT about what makes you feel good…it is about what is right and true.
I am not saying that you will not learn about yourself on this spiritual journey–because you will.
I am also not saying you have no choices to make as you follow this path– because you do.
Nor am I saying you won’t ever feel good as you travel– because you will. You will probably experience more joy and fulfillment than you have in a long time.
But it will also be hard.
It will test your limits.
Like Elijah, you will have times of discouragement, despair, and depletion.
You may even cry out to God and want it to end.
And one other thing, this spiritual journey is not only for the newbies…the people who are earnestly seeking God maybe for the first time.
It is also for the veterans…like you and me. I have been trying to follow God since I was a little girl, but there are still new places He wants to take me. Still things He needs to teach me. Still mountains I must climb and deserts I must wander. Just like Elijah.
Your spiritual journey is a lifelong one–with your ultimate destination heaven. If you think you have “arrived,” you may not be on the right journey.
So, where and how do you begin? Whether it is for the first time or whether you sense God leading you in a new direction?
Your GUIDE TO SOUL CARE begins with introspection, reflection, and gut-wrenching honesty.
There are 3 KEY STEPS you need to take if you are serious about moving forward:
- REFLECT ON WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN
- REALIZE WHERE YOU ARE NOW
- REACH FOR WHERE YOU WANT TO BE
I have created a FREE PRINTABLE PDF that everyone can download and print today to get started. There are 3 questions under each step that will help you begin the process. I suggest taking some SOUL CARE time this weekend to journal your responses.
Click here for your FREE GUIDE TO SOUL CARE: SOUL CARE GUIDE
Then meet me back here AT THE CROSSROADS on Mindful Monday where we will look at another example from the Bible on how to continue our spiritual journey.