I’ve been looking to God lately for spiritual renewal. Can’t say I’m off track, and perhaps this is just what rest feels like after leading a season of change; but even still I’d like to renew a closeness that I know to be quite real and available to his disciples.
I tried a number of things. I practiced silence, but that was pretty quiet. I scheduled more regular quiet time routines, but they felt routine. I took a couple days to study, and came out with a few good nuggets – but not as much as I’d hope in proportion to the time I put in.
With the help of my darling wife (who always seems to be in cahoots with the Holy Spirit), I’m finding my renewal in faith. Brilliant. Right?
Life-practices built around that the conviction that there is a God, and that he is powerfully at work in the world, and will actively do that work in and around and through me when faith and prayer are practiced – that changes everything. That brings back to relationship that which often drifts over to religion. Wether it’s the answer to prayers or the waiting on prayers, I can feel my spirit renewed right now by faith.