A good friend of mine just blogged about small and simple things making great changes in our (and others’) lives. It triggered a thought that came tome about 7 months ago.
Each of has what I’ve termed a ‘spiritual artery.’ It is through this artery that the Spirit and His promptings flow from our Father. However, like an artery in our body, this spiritual artery becomes clogged (and much more easily than a bodily artery). What we must do, is work every day to clean our artery out. In cleaning it, not only are we more open to the flow of the Spirit, we learn what more we can do to make more room in the artery for the Spirit to flow.
The more we follow the Spirit’s promptings, the more promptings we will have. There are many things the Lord has told us we can do to open our spiritual arteries. This guidance comes through scriptures and prophets. Little things we can do are read the scriptures daily, pray often, attend church weekly, serve our fellow men, share our faith, comfort a friend in need, correct some our our wayward behaviour, etc. Each of these things will open our arteries wider and wider. Also we are developing a relationship with our Father. This is one of the steps (with a few sub-steps) to becoming children of our Father in Heaven. This is a perfecting process, allowing us to follow Christ’s commandment in Matthew 5:48: ‘be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.’
However slowly, I am working toward that perfection. I slip daily, but Christ is there as my friend and my brother. Through Him all can be made right. Unclogging our spiritual arteries is a process through which we must all go.
Will you start (or continue) yours now?