Breathing is learning to pray and interact with God all day. Taking a breath is what gives us independent life at the moment of our physical birth. In the same way spiritual breathing, through prayer, is what gives us life with God throughout a day. Prayer is vital and interspersed throughout the other areas of healthy living. We pray as we read the Bible, as we fast, as we love people, as we consider our schedule . . . wherever we are we are learning to hear and respond to God. This kind of prayer is what the church fathers and mothers sought, to be conversing with God all day long. As we grow with God we also begin to see different areas of our lives that might need deeper healing.
God’s Spirit works in his ways and his times to develop these habits and areas of our life. We don’t expect our parishioners to be working on each of them at all times; at certain times in your life specific components of Healthy Living will be more significant than others.
What we want for each parishoner is that they could identify where they are on the Stages of Faith, and choose an area of Healthy Living they are learning to grow in in the coming year. Feel free to schedule a time with one of our staff team to come in and discuss how you are doing and where God is at work in your life.