Are you spiritually healthy or just spiritually busy?
This books 10 probing questions will help you look beyond your spiritual activity to assess the true state of your spiritual health and help you on your journey of spiritual transformation. See how the spiritual disciplinesincluding prayer, worship, and meditationcan take your spiritual health from fair to excellent.
Christians today are busier than ever before, doing the "spiritual" work they
feel called to out of devotion for God. But are these earnest followers of
Christ actually living their faith in a manner that is pleasing to Christ?
Whitney (Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life; How Can I Be Sure I'm a
Christian?) effectively challenges this "busy hands, empty heart" epidemic.
Whitney poses intensely introspective questions to aid Christians as they
gauge their own level of spiritual health. Do they have a driving thirst for
God, as well as behavior dictated by God's holy standards? How loving to
others and sensitive to the Holy Spirit are they? Do they experience genuine
grief over personal sin and a willingness to forgive repeat offenders? Whitney
also discusses the spiritual disciplines of prayer, fasting, meditating upon
Scripture, taking communion and fellowship with others of like faith, showing
readers how to transform these often automatic enterprises into faith-building
activities. He advises Christians to spend more energy enjoying God and
developing a Christlike nature, rather than accomplishing ever-accelerating
goals. He notes that seekers must be acutely aware that following Christ is a
lifetime commitment and that they should resist the temptation to seek
"spiritual" shortcuts to intimacy with God. This timely text is full of gentle
admonitions to unearth deeply entrenched habits and dig for the treasure found
only in a carefully honed relationship with God. (May) Copyright 2001
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