Simple 7: simple, sacred ways to grow in faith and love
Most of us know what it takes to be physically healthy: eat a nutritious diet, drink plenty of water, exercise, get enough sleep, visit your doctor, reduce stress, laugh often. We might not do all of those every day, but we at least know how live a healthy life. What about our spiritual lives? What promotes spiritual health and vitality? Are we as clear about that as we are about our physical lives? Yet, our spiritual needs are just as important – maybe even more so. After all, our bodies are temporary; the soul is eternal.
From the very beginning, Christians have turned to seven basic practices to nurture the soul and deepen our eternal journey with God. Those practices are: Sunday Worship, Scripture Reading, Seeking God in Prayer, Service, Stewardship, Spiritual Friendship, Sabbath
These Simple 7 practices are not a spiritual scorecard or a way to become a “super Christian,” whatever that is. The Simple 7 are simply ways to help us grow in faith and love as disciples of Jesus. They are food and exercise for the soul.
Seeking God in Prayer Part I & II