What is Spiritual Direction?
Spiritual Direction is paying attention to your soul, together with another person who comes prayerfully alongside you and listens to God with you. Spiritual Direction is taking care of your relationship with God, cultivating your relationship with God and experiencing a deepening intimacy with God.
Spiritual Direction is an invitation to become aware of our inner lives and invite God into the messiness of it. Spiritual Direction is responding to what God is speaking into our lives. Spiritual Direction is learning how to care for our souls by growing in our intimate relationships with God. Spiritual Direction is being transformed by the audacious love and grace God pours into us. Spiritual Direction is learning to live and minister out of our deepening relationship with God and true identity in Christ. It is allowing God to heal and restore the distorted images and understandings we have about who God is and who we are.
Rather than stepping into something, Spiritual Direction is the conscious decision of taking a step back to observe, pause, listen, and respond to what God is already doing. Spiritual direction is the help we receive to discover and be open to God’s presence in our lives. It is about savoring the awareness of that presence and letting it develop into relationship. It is about allowing that relationship to become transformational.
Spiritual direction is not counselling, coaching or mentoring. Spiritual direction is a process where the Holy Spirit has the lead. It is a time to quiet down and consciously pay attention to what God is up to in our lives and then respond to what He is speaking into it. We learn to live and minister out of that relationship with Him and our true identity in Christ.
Spiritual Direction - Who is it for?
In short: Spiritual Direction is for everyone!
You don't need to be a monk, cloistered in a life dedicated to God. All of us are on a journey with God and all of us at times need someone coming alongside to be with us, listen with us and gently point us towards God.
If you feel a desire to grow deeper in your relationship with God and long to experience His presence in your ordinary life, Spiritual Direction might be exactly for you.
Being based south of Atlanta I am able to offer in-person sessions to people in the greater Atlanta area. For those who prefer to meet online due to Corona virus restrictions and concerns or any other reason, I am available to meet online as well. Thanks to technology, I am able to offer Spiritual Direction to everyone seeking deeper intimacy with Christ around the globe in English, German and Swiss-German.