A List of 4 Guiding Principles of Spirituality

Last updated on October 24th, 2023 at 09:37 pm

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Sometimes I think I focus far too much on posting about hair when the real purpose of this blog is to share on what I know about hair AND living a life of faith as a believer, specifically a believer in Christ.

Right now, there isn’t any rhyme or reason on how I post on the subject of my faith. But, keep coming back to this here blog because I’m telling you, God is taking us somewhere!

For now, I’ll share specifically on topics as they arise – starting with Spirituality and the guiding principles that lead to a truly spiritual life.

There Are Guiding Principles for Everything

Just like there are basic guiding principles on growing your hair and maintaining length in the physical realm, there are specific guiding principles to follow to become a spiritual person.

I find that spirituality is often misunderstood. I’ve heard people say things like, “I don’t go to church (or read the Bible for that matter) but I’m a very spiritual person.”

How is this even possible? With God, the Father being the ONLY Supreme being, how is it possible to be spiritual apart from Him and His Word?

No, you don’t have to go to church to believe in God but it is a direct command in the Bible, not to forsake the assembling of yourselves together with other believers (Hebrews 10:25).

The last time I checked, other believers assembled in what’s called…a church. It’s the place where we convene to learn more about God’s Word and how to live this Christian life.

Here are some guiding principles that I believe will help you along the way:

1- Learn what being spiritual really is

Spirituality is not what you think it is. It’s not what I think it is and it’s certainly not what the world says it is.

Before you can truly become a spiritual person, you need to understand what it means to be spiritual. This is a foundational principle for the remaining principles.

2- Recognize that spirituality has nothing to do with “self”

People believe the darnedest things. The belief system of this world can be pretty screwed up at times.

I don’t say this to make fun of anyone because we all have to learn and come to a place where we know God in Spirit and in Truth (John 4:24). Yet, there are people who think that sitting around meditating or getting in tune with “self” actually makes them spiritual.

Unless you’re meditating on the things that God has said in His Word, the Bible, you’re not being spiritual. You’re feeding your own self ego.

Spirituality has literally nothing to do with self. So, out goes self-reliance, self-improvement self-assurance and self-focus.

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3- Understand that spirituality comes from being like God

Thinking how He thinks, acting the way He acts and responding the way He responds to the various situations in your life is what it truly means to be spiritual.

For example, If God says a way of living is wrong, you say it’s wrong as well. To be spiritual, you have to speak the truth in love, not be tolerant. Jesus didn’t teach tolerance. He taught truth – even when it wasn’t popular.

4- Transform your way of thinking to align with what God’s Word

To be truly spiritual person you have to think like God thinks and agree with what He says.

The only way to really think like God thinks is to read the human manual for life, the Bible. It contains everything God wants human beings to know about Him and how He thinks. Seems simple enough right?

Yet, we all tend to neglect the most important time that we can spend – time in God’s Word.

It really does take faith to step out and do things differently than you are used to doing them. It may not be a popular thing to spend a lot of your time in God’s word but it’s the most beneficial thing a person can do.

I’m really looking forward to how the Lord plans to transform this blog. Fine Natural Hair and Faith started from a seed of thought planted in my mind. After evolving my blogging to focus specifically on what God has blessed me to be able to write about, I also believe that sporadic writings about my faith sprinkled between my hair care/styling posts isn’t quite His will. Somehow the two are tied together but until l, get further direction on my writing, I’ll keep on sharing those “sprinkles” 🙂

Check out these scriptures on how to live a spiritual life so you truly understand what it means to be spiritual.

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Michelle Smith

Michelle is a Christian natural hair enthusiast. She's been natural for 20+ years and shares natural hair care tips and easy hairstyles for those with low density or thin fine natural hair. It's her joy to inspire you to live by faith in God while caring for your "crown."

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Pamela Thompson

    I look forward to your writings on faith. I do not comment a lot on blogs, however I wanted to encourage you to keep doing what God is telling you to do because it is inspiring and helping people. People learn about or come to God in different ways. This is a great way to spread the message of Jesus. Thank you.

    1. Michelle

      Hi Pamela-

      Thank you for commenting and the encouragement. Sometimes I wonder if anybody is out there really reading 🙂

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