“The spiritual life is above all about the quality of our connection to God.”
That wisdom from Timothy Geoffrion, a pastor and an executive with a community service organization in Minnesota, reminds us that simply going to church–or going through the motions of religious observances of whatever kind–are not enough. Our connection to God is a living one, and requires investment.
Or as Geoffrion says, it is critical to “actively cultivate your own spiritual life.” As you can imagine, I like his use of the word “cultivate.” It reminds me that in tending my spiritual garden, I need to see what plants need attention, what weeds need pulling, what parts may need watering, what branches may need pruning.
Today, I am raking old leaves off my lawn so that the grass can grow. In the process of raking, it is quite possible God will send me a message about some part of my life that could use a little spiritual raking.
What old leaves are holding you back, matting the new shoots of grass wanting to burst forth?