True spirituality manifest itself in certain dominant desires.
- First is the desire to be holy rather than be happy.
- A man may be considered spiritual when he wants to see the honor of God advanced through his life even if it means that he himself must suffer temporary dishonor or loss.
- The spiritual man wants to carry his cross.
- Again, a Christian is spiritual when he sees everything in God’s viewpoint.
- Another desire of the spiritual man is to die right rather than to live wrong.
- The desire to see others advance at his expanse.
- The spiritual man habitually makes eternity-judgments rather than time-judgments. ~ A. W. Tozer.
Together with five others I had lunch with some senior at a Home today. The seniors, seventeen of them are between sixty five to eighty years of age. All are very healthy, happy and independent.
During the three hours I had exchanging views and actively listening to them, I am fully convinced that a strong spiritual belief imbues these seniors with hope and peace – keeps them optimistic, help relieve stress, prevent depression, give them a sense of meaning in their lives and last but not least, the deaths of those they care about are part of a greater plan.
All of us left with the impression they are more at peace, contented and right to live one day at a time, in the present. If you are in search of a better, longer, happier and healthier or meaningful life, perhaps it might be smart to practice spiritual wellness – “God is always good ………………… for our body.”