Spiritual Direction can help you discern God's calling on your life. When you meet with your Spiritual Director (counselor), you will at some point in your sessions begin to talk about the deep desires of your heart. Your calling is in some way tied to those deep desires. Notice I said deep desires which are not the same as those superficial desires that come and go. Deep desires have often been with us since our childhood. Sadly enough, a lot of us have given up or walked away from those desires for various reasons that range from poor choices, poor self worth, and or poor stewardship of our God given gifts and talents.
A Spiritual Director might guide and challenge you to dust off those deep longings and help you to give expression to those longings, S/he will then, by the leading of the Holy Spirit gently walk you through a process of discernment that will allow you to begin to take baby steps in the direction in which God has been calling you since before the foundations of this world.
I leave you with Jeremiah 1:5 - The Message Translation.
Before I shaped you in the womb,
I knew all about you.
Before you saw the light of day,
I had holy plans for you:
A prophet to the nations--
that’s what I had in mind for you.”
Spiritual Direction is a multifaceted ministry whereby a person is trained to come alongside another person or group to help them pay closer attention to how God is communicating with them. We then help you to engage with that communication in a way that brings more intimacy with God into your life. Out of that increased intimacy you then begin to live a more fruitful and purposeful life.
Spiritual Direction can help with a lot of things, here are a few:
Here is a short testimony from one of my clients :
“You’ve helped me to see my own blind spots better. I’ve learned I can invite the HOLY SPIRIT into my mess, as well as everything else! And I feel I have a safe place to share my struggles as well as my grownth in this walk of Sanctification. Thank you for this and so much more!”-EB
A session lasts about an hour and we typically meet once a month for a season determined by you. You will come and share whatever is going on in your life and the spiritual director acts as an Holy listener… We all know the real Spiritual Director is the Holy Spirit, but the human director listens and ask questions that invite you to into a place of deep reflection on the presence of God in your situation.
And it is often in just hearing the words come out of your own mouth that the Holy Spirit will bring you insight on your struggles, dreams and passions in a way that only the Holy Spirit can do. Spiritual director’s just facilitate that process.
Spiritual Direction is different from counseling in that SD focuses solely on your relationship with God- because when that relationship is right all the other relationships have a tendency to fall into alignment.
Spiritual Direction is similar to counseling in that we adhere to strict rules concerning privacy and confidentiality agreements.
Your initial session is complimentary- Make an appointment now!
Body prayer is an innovative way to connect with God in prayer. In today's world, most of us can attest to the fact that we oftentimes find ourselves overburdened with commitments and rushing from one task to the next.
Praying with our bodies can sometimes allow us to bypass our busy and overanalyzing minds and connect with the Holy Spirit through attention to our bodies. This prayer is called "Palms up Palms down", and is taken form the book Paths to Prayer by Patricia D. Brown ( 2003, pgs. 236-237).
Palms Up Palms Down Prayer