Spiritual health is achieved through being whole or “at one” with God in the midst of daily living. The Holy Spirit will always be present, whispering and nudging us to be who God created us to be.
Trusting that God loves us as we are frees us to enter into prayerful conversation with God about what is catching our attention in body, mind, or soul. Giving God our attention as both listener and speaker takes intentionality and hard work: We must learn to sit quietly and listen to God, whether it is out in nature, in a favorite chair at home, or some other place of quiet.
The power of the Holy Spirit at work as we nurture our own relationship with God will also direct our energy back into our relationships with family, friends, and those whom we do not yet know as friends, both in our community and around the world. Try telling stories of your day in terms of relationship, and then ponder, “Where is God in the midst of these relationships?”
Relationship with God is personal, but not private. It is intended to be shared. Our spiritual health is real when we delight in relationship with God and share this joy with others.
Tomorrow: Physical health
This message was adapted from the “Our Journey to Wellness” resource written in part by Tammy Devine and is available from the Women of the ELCA.