How to do a Spiritual check-up

Let’s talk a little about how doing a regular spiritual check-up benefits your entire being.

Do you ever find yourself just going through the motions? I know I do. Sometimes even with the best resolutions, we find ourselves overwhelmed or maybe just disconnected. There are many reasons for this, so turning to self defeatism isn’t a helpful practice. The reality is, life happens. It’s true, there are many things beyond our control, but the good news is there are some helpful tools we can employ to deal with it. Todays tool of choice is the spiritual check-up.

One of the challenges we can wrestle with is our tendency toward compartmentalization. I’m sure we can all relate to doing this from time to time, right? I mean, it feels easier in the moment which lines up with an innate desire to choose the path of least resistance. But the truth of the matter is that as human being, created in the image of God, we are more than all our separate parts.

In every aspect of who we are, we can see interconnected systems. The body, for instance, is an integrated systems of members. When you break it down, you see a skeletal system, organ system, respiratory system, and a complete neurological system. We are more than just our parts. The human being is body, mind, spirit, and soul and when one of these areas is off, it affects the whole.

Spiritual Check-Up

Separating the spiritual aspect out, doesn’t really work. When things are out of alignment spiritually, they can affect every other aspect of our being.The fact of the matter is that when we begin to look at ourselves from a more wholistic perspective we begin to see and recognize key issues that may offer a better solution. The spiritual check-up helps us do just that!

This week on The Pastor and the Counselor, Pastor Ryan, and counselors Jon Burchard and Corryn Vento discuss the benefits of doing a regular spiritual check-up. Listen as they outline some simple steps that we can take to assess the state of our soul, how make intentional adjustments, and when to reach our for help.


Written by Maureen Brown

Maureen Is our Worship and Communications Pastor. She has served New Life Community alongside Pastor Ryan for 19 years.  She is passionate about Jesus and His Church, which is why she does what she does. Maureen has been leading worship, teaching, and mentoring her entire adult life. She graduated in 1996, from Emmanuel Bible College with a Bachelor of Religious Education in Professional Studies with a double minor in Christian Education and Music and then married Ryan—the love of her life. Maureen is a blogger so she brings a special set of gifts that are well used in the area of Communications here at NLC.