WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY? Traditionally: Being in touch with God, valuing His Word, and trying to live it out day to day.
WHAT IS SPIRITUALITY? In 2005: the search for inner peace and purpose, sometimes involving a connection with nature or a ‘higher power’.
“There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus Christ.” ~ Blaise Pascal
God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NLT)
“I will give them hearts that will recognize me as the LORD.” Jeremiah 24:7 (NLT)
Those who are hungry and thirsty to be right with God are happy, because they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 (NCV)
“Now it’s becoming the in thing to be spiritual. It’s more cool, modern, and progressive to be spiritual. But without God.” ~ Siddhaswarupananda Paramahamsa
“Attitudes toward the spiritual have changed considerably in the past few decades, away from a ‘scientific’ dismissal of the nonmaterial toward an easy acceptance of all things mysterious.” ~ Edith Humphrey
TOP SIX SPIRITUAL NEEDS: 1. To believe that life is meaningful and has a purpose 2. To have a sense of community and deeper relationships 3. To be appreciated and respected 4. To be listened to 5. To feel they are growing in faith 6. To get practical help in developing a mature faith
“Everyone who drinks this water will get thirsty again. But no one who drinks the water I give will ever be thirsty again. The water I give is like a flowing fountain that gives eternal life.” John 4:13-14 (CEV)
Jesus replied, “I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever be hungry again. Those who believe in me will never thirst.” John 6:35 (NLT)
“Is anyone thirsty? Come and drink--even if you have no money! … Listen, and I will tell you where to get food that is good for the soul!” Isaiah 55:1-2 (NLT)