“Spiritual Formation” is a loaded term. Some people think that it is a special program designed for the spiritually astute, where the “gifted and talented” Christians dive deeply into their souls to discover a mystical life with Christ. The reality is that spiritual formation is an unavoidable aspect of our everyday, ordinary lives. At our core (or ‘spirit’) we are always changing and growing. The one thing we cannot do is stay the same. The exact quality of those changes will reflect the character of the influences we choose to submit our minds to from one ordinary day to the next. Media, popular opinion, your mother-in-law, television, performance evaluations – whichever voice you choose to hear – will determine the direction of your spiritual formation. But please do not make the mistake of thinking that if you don’t sign up, you are simply not involved in spiritual formation. It is happening to you every day.
Where do you want to go from here?
The Apprentice Series