Spiritual Practices: Hopeful Future (Comfort- Luke 24:33)

“It is true! The Lord has risen.” -Luke 24:33

One of the gifts of faith, is being grounded in the hope of a good future. Even when our circumstances are challenging, the stories of scripture remind us of God’s faithful presence and the promise that this is not the end of our story.

When people talk about being “spiritual but not religious” often what they are trying to describe is the benefit of practices that nurture their spiritual health, while distancing from the institutions and trappings of traditional religious experience (that may have been limiting or harmful).

While growth can be nurtured, it can never be commanded. Engaging in spiritual practices is just that—practice not mastery, process not outcome.

As Kate Morton writes in her book The Secret Garden, “You make a life out of what you have, not what you’re missing.”

What spiritual practices would help you cultivate a life of faith that give you hope for a good future? How can you intentionally pursue a spiritual life?


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Some Comfort and Joy was developed as a devotional resource that follows the rhythms and seasons of the liturgical year from an Anabaptist-Mennonite perspective.

Published by shergerber

Pastor, momma & home baker in the Shenandoah Valley

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