You may be thinking, I don’t have any big issues or areas of awakening going on in my life right now. Maybe I don’t need a spiritual director. Having issues to work out is not a prerequisite for being in spiritual direction. In fact, I do not have a big problem to talk about in most of my own meetings with a director. It’s in my ordinary day—especially in my work life, home and family relationships, and my church community—where I’m looking for God’s presence and need a companion to help me unravel and reveal where God is leading. Part of the joy of direction is knowing that someone is walking with me during my fallow seasons and planting seasons, as well as in my seasons of harvest.
—Marsha Crockett, Sacred Conversation: Exploring the Seven Gifts of Spiritual Direction (Upper Room Books, 2022)
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If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you.
—James 1:5, NRSV
Prayer for the Week
Holy God, thank you for the gift of spiritual direction and for someone to accompany me on my journey of growing closer to you. Help me to remain open to suggestions my spiritual director offers and to pay attention to signs of your presence. Amen.
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(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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