Spiritual Self-Care Helps Us to Become Like Jesus
Taking Good Care Series
Spiritual self-care means engaging with God’s Word in a way that helps us to become more like Jesus.
(I’ve been blogging about Christian self-care the past few weeks. You can find two other spiritual self-care posts here and here)
I’m a morning-energy person who struggles to make it to 9 p.m., so honestly not much spiritual reflection takes place at the end of my day. But I’m learning and trying to turn my thoughts to God at the end of the day.
And if you’re a night-energy person, you might really like this practice.
These end of day reflection questions are showing me where I am becoming more like Christ and where I need to submit to His ways and will.
End-of-Day Reflection Points:
- Invite the Holy Spirit to help you reflect on your day’s activities, interactions, and thoughts.
- Notice the places where you saw God and be thankful. For example, last night’s reflection included thankfulness for a longtime friend and our ability to be open with each other; for my hardworking, dependable husband.
- Notice places where you missed God, where you failed to be His light and love. For example, yesterday I had a misunderstanding with someone. I was defensive when I could have listened.
- Confess sin and receive forgiveness. Being a Christian means we are works-in-progress. It means never excusing our sin but recognizing through confession our need for our Savior’s forgiveness.
- Pray for the situations and people on your heart and mind.
(adapted from Sacred Rhythms by Ruth Haley Barton)
You might want to transfer these questions to your journal, and use them over and over again at the end of your day.
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