By Andrea Merrell
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
With him at my right hand,
I will not be shaken.
Psalm 16:8 NIV
“I’m so tired of trying to be spiritual,” the woman said. “It’s
exhausting. Everyone has their own misguided idea of what it means anyway.”
So what does it mean to be spiritual? Is our spiritual life
supposed to differ from our ordinary, everyday life? Is it gauged by perfect
church attendance? How often we read the Bible? How much we pray? How much we
give? How often we serve?
David says it best in Psalm 16. Before he became king, he tended sheep on a hillside and communed with His Creator. His words best describe the spiritual life: “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With Him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.”
God is with us. Always. We honor His presence by responding to Him in faith, love, and joyful expectation. Being spiritual—or spiritually minded—is not about a bunch of rules. It’s not about the dos and don’ts. And it’s not about living up to the expectations of others. It happens when we make Him our focus and the center of our very existence.
Are you spiritually minded?
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