God, while creating time, transcends it; He resides within eternity as Spirit.
Hezekiah was sick and near death, so he asked God for a sign. In answer, God moved the sun back ten steps and caused its shadow to recede ten steps from its original position.
He can do the same for you – He can take those years that feel wasted, and use them to renew them in his name.
Spiritual development is the practice of becoming a better person by becoming aware of yourself and trusting in God to direct your life. Spiritual growth helps develop your ability to recognize truth from falsehood and make wise decisions – something achieved through practices such as meditation and mindfulness. Spiritual development may also strengthen connections within communities as you feel part of a larger, more meaningful universe.
Spiritual development depends upon many things, but one of the most essential is a sincere dedication to personal growth. Much like practicing a musical instrument, more practice makes us better. Prayer, Bible study and service activities all play an integral part in developing our relationship with God and experiencing his love more fully.
One of the best ways to grow spiritually is to spend time in nature. Our planet offers endless energy and beauty that can help us feel more connected to a larger universe. Setting aside some time just for meditation in nature or breathing exercises will help reduce stress or worry levels and promote relaxation.
When we feel stressed or down, it can be easy to become mired in our negative emotions and lose sight of what life has to offer us. But it’s essential that we keep in mind that every situation serves a purpose and offers valuable lessons; by prioritizing spiritual development we can learn to see good even in difficult circumstances.
As Christians, we can increase our spiritual maturity by regularly reading the Bible and following in Jesus’ footsteps. By doing this we can develop greater tolerance and forgiveness as well as share Jesus with others more readily. Additionally, by participating in mission work or helping those struggling, we can become more dedicated to serving them more faithfully while becoming more humble by acknowledging that our lives don’t belong solely to us and placing God first in everything that we do.