Becoming God's Spiritual Person


Years ago (in the southern region of America), two things were assumed in regard to religion.  Assumption one: if a person was religious, the person believed in Jesus Christ.  Assumption two: if a person gave himself or herself to Jesus Christ, he or she was committed to being a spiritual person.

Decades have passed, and now neither assumption is true.  Now there are many religions in which Jesus Christ is an insignificant or non-existent figure.  Now there are many motives for being one who acknowledges Jesus Christ.  Such motives might be divided into religious motivations and nonreligious motivations.  Religious motives might range from accepting the importance of a few, visible habits (like “attending church” once a week) to being devoted as a committed believer in Jesus Christ who wishes to be spiritual in all avenues of life.

In the common, accepted concept of being “religious” in today’s society, this book declares the following concept: It is not enough now to be considered religious by society to be spiritual.  Whereas there was a time when religious and spiritual were synonymous, such is no longer the situation.  Today a person can be religious to keep God out of his or her life.  However, the spiritual person wants God involved in every aspect of life.

How does a person in Christ become spiritual?  What does being spiritual mean?

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For years I have been richly blessed by many people.  Two have made and make special contributions to my writings.  Debbie Belote has typed, proofed, managed my lack of computer skills, made suggestions, and allowed me to communicate to her my writing ideas.  She is a “one-person show” when it comes to taking charge of and managing my web site.  Because of her, I can write while she takes care of “the rest of it.”

Colleen Frost is a skilled, trained proofreader.  Her skills and patience constantly amaze me.  She reveals to me complications I did not know existed.  What is even more amazing, she helps me understand the “whys” of a problem (not a simple task).

My goal is to place what I write on my website so anyone can read the material without charge.  Were it not for the help of these two friends, my goal only would be an unapproachable dream.  I am deeply grateful for their help!