Spiritual maintenance is becoming more of a thing these days and I am here for it. Here’s my simple take on how to get in on the fun.
Why I Need Spiritual Maintenance
This year has been one of intense and rapid spiritual growth and transformation for me. It all started in December of 2022 when I was led to do a bible study on a specific topic. Since then, I have been confessing some of the scriptures from that study over my life and the scriptures have been coming to pass. I’ve been operating more in the supernatural and God has been allowing me to even operate in the miraculous. Now, I’m not surprised that the word of God I have been confessing is manifesting in my life. What caught me off guard has been the speed of which things have happened.
As a result of confessing those scriptures over my life, I have been demonstrating the power of God and operating in the supernatural in a way that I never have before. Because of this, I feel the need to be more intentional about resisting the enemy, because let’s be real. The enemy isn’t just going to sit on the sidelines and let me perform miracles and operate in the realm of miracles, signs, and wonders without trying to hinder or stop me.
1. Build up spirit
When I say I need to build up my spirit, what I’m saying is that I need to strengthen the part of me that is directly connected to God. This is how to get strong in the Lord. When you’re strong in the Lord, you cannot be manipulated and deceived easily. There are so many scriptures about how in later times people will depart from the faith because they were deceived; even the elect. So, I’m getting on the front end of it and putting up defenses against it by making sure I know the voice of God better than the back of my hand. His sheep know his voice and a stranger’s voice we will not follow, ok?!
But also, when you’re strong in the Lord you can approach spiritual warfare from a place of victory instead of from a place of trying to get victory. I need to be tapped all the way in to Heaven to hear God clearly and often. In the process of doing this, my spirit will be strengthened.
2. Direction for ministry
My pastor always says have plans but be led by the Holy Spirit. So yes, I have plans for where I think this ministry should go because I recognize that God can’t order steps I don’t take. But at the same time I have no desire to build this ministry from God without God. So, I want to hear from him about where to go next and what to do.
Also, the need to seek God about the direction for the Purpose Collective is great because there are specific demons who are assigned by Satan to destroy our purpose and destiny. There is literally a demonic agenda to keep people far away from their purpose.
I am not only walking out my purpose but I am helping other people discover and walk in their purpose. Because of that, I have to be super intentional about making sure I am receiving instruction from the Lord about how to walk this out. God knows exactly what I need and He knows the needs of the people I am called to serve. So I must be able to slow down and receive his instructions about how to proceed.
Maintenance in general is the process of maintaining or preserving someone or something. It’s the work required to keep something working and operating in good condition.
Since I launched the Purpose Collective Podcast and my email newsletter, I have been going nonstop with not much of a break. It’s easy to get into a groove like this because I genuinely love this ministry. I love serving God’s people in this capacity, so in some ways it just doesn’t feel like work. Make no mistake about it though, this is work. It is work work.
During my spiritual maintenance break, I’ll be focusing on doing things that will help me preserve myself and continue operating this ministry in excellent condition. I won’t just be maintaining though. I will also be edifying and building up myself spiritually.
My Spiritual Maintenance Plan
My plan is rooted in a scripture from the book of Psalms.
Reading and confessing the word
Jesus withstood Satan’s temptation by using scripture. The Word is a mirror to the soul (James 1:22-25); it is a lamp unto the feet for guidance (Psalm 119:105); it is a cleansing agent (Eph. 5:25-26); it is a two-edged sword, laying bare the heart (Heb. 4:12); it is food for the spirit. (1 Pet. 2:2; Matt. 4:4). No person can long maintain deliverance apart from the Word of God as a primary factor in his life.
Meditating on scripture
Pastor Tony Evans gives a great breakdown of what it means to meditate on scriptures. He says, “to meditate on something is to recall, ponder, and interact with it in the mind. When we meditate on God’s word, we mentally chew on it until it becomes part of us. When we meditate on the Word, we think about how it connects to life. We ask ourselves, “How does the Word speak to the circumstances I’m facing?”” When I say that I’ll be meditating on scriptures, this is what I will be doing.
Prayer is such a powerful tool in our spiritual armor. I really wish I had a grasp on it sooner and really understood how to pray at an earlier age. That’s okay though, I will be giving my children the gift of prayer. They will know how to pray and contend in the spirit through prayer. I’m starting them early.
During this spiritual maintenance period I’ll be praying significantly more than I’ve been praying before. I’m gonna be honest here and say that my prayers until recently have been chill, but lately I have had to up the ante on them. I’ll be praying longer and I’ll be spending more time praying in the spirit using my heavenly prayer language aka praying in tongues.
This break is intended to be restorative so I will be relaxing. I may even take a quick trip somewhere. If you have any questions about anything, you can always still reach out to email@example.com and my team will assist you.
If you enjoyed this episode about spiritual maintenance, then you may also enjoy the episode of the show about hearing the voice of God or this episode detailing fun and easy tips for studying the Bible.
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