Every Choice is a Spiritual Choice
I don't believe in a separation between the spiritual and secular. I believe that all of life is spiritual. The decisions I make everyday are really spiritual decisions. The way I treat my family and friends is deeply rooted in the condition of my spirit. The choices I make in business are actually spiritual choices. If my spirit is off, everything else is off. Even though I believe this in the depths of my soul, I am amazed that I let the hustle of living crowd out the things I know I have to do to take care of my spirit. I struggle with this all the time. I notice that my temper is worse when I haven't been making the right choices spiritually. The opposite is true as well - right choices nurture my spirit and result in kindness, faithfulness, unconditional love, and peace.
I choose everyday to follow Christ. The state of my spirit is directly linked with the strength of my relationship with Him. There are things I can do to strengthen that relationship and things I can do to hurt that relationship. Since all of life is spiritual, and my spiritual condition is bound to my relationship with Him, the ups and downs in that relationship (entirely on my part) affect everything I do.
You may not believe as I do, but I wanted you to know this about me. I think it's important that I'm open with people I hope to call friends. I want you to know that I really struggled with this post. I want to share my whole life with my online friends, but I worry that it might turn some off. I really don't want to be lumped into the 'Oh, he's a Christian category' because the spiritual way I live out my relationship with Christ is quite different from the religion that has hurt so many.
Well, there you have it. I've shared something that is deeply important to me. Love to hear your thoughts.