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A Spiritual Journey - A Guide To Walk It More Successfully

Spiritual Journey - A Guide To Help (Part 1)

This article is in two parts because of the length. This post is something I wrote back in 2011 and have made some tweaks here and there to try to make it better for my readers. Please leave us your responses and suggestions as well.

The Beginning

Our Spiritual Journey is more important than any journey we will ever take. It is what will lead us to eternal life and peace; it is what will determine our destiny after our life on earth. Not anyone can get to that final destination, we call Heaven, without a structured spiritual life. God has given us a plan to follow, and there are no detours.


It is sometimes not easy, many times complicated, but never beyond the impossible with Jesus by our side. We are all very different individuals and our needs, and talents even as a  Christian are very different just as in our natural life. When he calls us to do something for him, he will give us the ability to do it, guidance us through it ,and help us deliver his plan for it. The  scripture tells us:
  

And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:  Ephesians 4: 12.

How we use God's plan is up to us; as long as we are obeying the his word.Where our journey ends, is the results of how we have walked on our spiritual journey with obedience and faith.

Today could be the last day of your life. It could be the last time you have a chance of making sure you are walking the "Spiritual Journey," Christ would have you walk. He does not expect us to walk according to anyone else's specifications, but to seek His will for our life.

He gives us leadership, which we know as pastors, or ministers, who are in mindful watch for our souls as well. His will for our life is well explained all in one place. Not many places and it is within the Word of God. He admonishes us watch over our souls, and tells us exactly how He expects us to maintain our walk on our spiritual journey.

The above does not say that we all perform the same duties in our service to him. However we must have actions, and reactions that follows his instructions, and with do so with humble and prayerful thanksgiving.

The Bible gives us admonition for those things which are not becoming to someone who is on their journey to everlasting peace. He also gives us examples of what we need to be like; to be an influence to help another soul find Christ. After all that is part of the journey.

We are to help other souls know that Christ died for all humanity. The Bible also gives us the kind of spirit we must have to be in tune with what Jesus has outlined for us as Christians. A spirit like his...

This scripture stands out, in the Apostle Paul’s writings when he was in prison and it gives some of the best advice for what it takes to travel the spiritual journey that will lead us forward; not backwards or on the wrong path. He was still teaching and giving the saints admonition for their soul’s sake; for a better journey.


"Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.  Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your request be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."



"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4: 4-8 (KJV)



That says so much in what is really such a few words. That is our mission to call ourselves Christians and followers of Christ. This is where we pray for those things which so easily beset us.

Sometimes we are bogged down with the cares of life and it hinders our spiritual journey. We get off-track. We get to where we are looking for something to be discouraged about. We let the enemy of the carnal life talk to our spirit instead of thinking on whatsoever things are lovely, and whatsoever things are of good report. We lose site of the kingdom and start to feel inadequate. That is not what our Savior wants for us. Regardless of how we "think" something is or someone has let us down it  must not determine our attitude of gratitude to the Almighty God. Nothing should interferes with our spiritual journey.

No one has control over us, but us! When we allow someone to hurt us, or we allow someone to discourage us, it is not hurting anyone but us. It is up to us to forgive, forget, regain our composure and put all things aside that is unbecoming to a Child of God.  Forgiveness is one of those things Christ says we must have in order to be forgiven.

Not anyone or anything can take our spirituality from us without us letting them. We give permission to the enemy of our soul to take our thoughts and turn them into frivolous inconsistencies. It is he; "Satan" that we give that power. He desires us to become sidetracked, however, it is up to us to let him know that we will stay on track, and keep our thoughts going in the right direction.

Thinking exactly as Paul's admonitions will lead us and help us, without hindering our walk with God.



Linda Todd

Comments

  1. Great Blog! I feel many has lost their faith, feel discouraged. I think most can benefit from reading this post. I think we as a group of people should help build each other up. We all need the support. Thanks!

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  2. Nora, thank you for stopping here to read and comment. I appreciate it so much. Yes we do need to build each other up. Most definitely.

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