Step 11: A Rhythm of Spiritual Practices, Part 2 of Three Focuses of a Vibrant Christian Life
How do we live a vibrant Christian life in the Spirit? Step 10 focuses on continued humility. Step 11 focuses on living in a rhythm of spiritual practices.
The spiritual practices are any practices that help us center our lives on God and put us in a place where God can take a hold of us. These practices lead us to a place of intimacy and transformation. So, think of spiritual practices as things we do to stay close to God, not things we do to be a better person. If we stay close to God, we will be a better person; we will bear the fruit of the Spirit. So, the focus of spiritual practices is on the relationship, not on transformation, because transformation comes from the relationship.