Most people have probably never heard these two words, "soul care," placed together. When and if we consider what self care means in the midst of our daily lives, our soul often gets overlooked. Yet acknowledgment of the reality that God made us spiritual beings should make us ask, "how can I care for my soul?"
Soul Care 101 involves stepping back from the things in your everyday world that demand your constant attention, and focusing for a little while on the God who created you. Do you experience God in your everyday living? Where is he doing something in your life? Do you talk to him? Do you stop to notice him or pay attention to what he might be saying to you? Soul care means tending to your relationship with God.
The Christian understanding of God is that he wants to be in relationship with every person he has created. Attending to and caring for your soul, then, means working on your relationship with the One who created you and who loves you. It means figuring out what he is saying to you, what he is doing in your life, and how you will respond to his promptings.
My next post will talk about some ways to work on this relationship. In the meantime, consider the following: when in your day or even week have you noticed God's presence? Thank God for being with you in those moments, and for allowing you to notice his presence.