We're Saved...now what? Getting Started on Your Journey of Spirituality
As many of us are truly beginning our SPIRITUAL journey with Jesus Christ (but may not admit it), this message is being delivered by the Lord through my personal spiritual experience and understanding for your personal spiritual health and edification.
Vocabulary.com states that “Spirituality has to do with the spirit, not as in ghosts, but as in the essence of being human — your soul or your inner life. Spirituality often has to do with religion, but it doesn't have to... Religions usually have defined beliefs, rituals, and guidelines; spirituality is more individual.” As a devout follower of Jesus Christ (not the white european jesus), my spirituality is directly connected to my relationship with God (Jesus). This relationship is based 100% on faith in Him (complete trust or confidence in someone or something) rather than proof of His existence. It is equally important that I reiterate that I believe the Holy Bible is God’s word 100% true and without error.
You can find a snapshot of every book of the Holy Bible here: https://overviewbible.com/books-of-the-bible/
There are some foundational principles found in the Holy Bible for following the way of Jesus Christ that may help you to understand my irrational relationship with a God that I can’t see, feel, touch, or see in the physical:
GOD IS A SPIRIT: AND THEY THAT WORSHIP HIM MUST WORSHIP HIM IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH. John 4:24 King James Version (KJV)
ALL SCRIPTURE IS GIVEN BY INSPIRATION OF GOD, AND IS PROFITABLE FOR DOCTRINE, FOR REPROOF, FOR CORRECTION, FOR INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS: THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE PERFECT, THOROUGHLY FURNISHED UNTO ALL GOOD WORKS. 2 Timothy 3:16-17 - Bible, King James Version
FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT. 2 Corinthians 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV)
BUT WITHOUT FAITH IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PLEASE HIM: FOR HE THAT COMETH TO GOD MUST BELIEVE THAT HE IS, AND THAT HE IS A REWARDER OF THEM THAT DILIGENTLY SEEK HIM. Hebrews 11:6 King James Version (KJV)
If you would like to get more context to these bible verses it is important to read the verses before and after verses that I highlight. There is also a good amount of bible verses dedicated to spiritual blindness, in unbelievers. 1 Corinthians 2:14 states: But a natural man does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; and he cannot understand them because they are spiritually appraised. You can find more bible verses on spiritual blindness here: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Spiritual-Blindness,-In-Unbelievers