1. Go for a walk.
I know this sounds too simple but it is so good for you to get out of your environment and look out at the horizon. To extend your gaze beyond your four walls and drink in the grand expanse of the sky above you. This simple thing could be what breaks the heaviness gathering over you and brings hope into your grasp.
I lift up my eyes to you,
to you who sit enthroned in heaven. (Psalm 123:1 NIV)
2. Forgive someone.
Unforgiveness will drain your spiritual energy like nothing else. Ask God to show you if there is someone in your life you need to forgive. Release them and in return will be released yourself.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13 NIV)
3. Get a new devotional.
Some of our favorites are Streams in the Desert, Jesus Calling,
4. Go to church and really be present.
It is so easy to go to church and be busy, distracted or tired. Go to church this week with a purpose: be present. Open your heart during worship. Listen intently to the sermon. Ask God to speak to you through the service. Ask and you will receive.
God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24 NIV)
“So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. (Luke 11:9 NIV)
5. Take five minutes to pray in the morning.
First thing in the morning, ask the Lord to show Himself to you. To walk with you during the day. It will surprise you what five minutes spent with God first thing in the morning will do.
But I cry to you for help, Lord;
in the morning my prayer comes before you. (Psalm 88:13 NIV)
6. Write a scripture on a sticky note on your bathroom mirror. Pick one scripture every Sunday. Read it as you brush your teeth, as you get ready and as you get ready for bed at night. This is a very practical way to get the Word of God where it is supposed to be- in your spirit.
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. (Hebrews 4:12 NIV)
7. Turn off the radio on the ride home from work and in the quiet void, turn on prayer.
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 NIV)
8. Do a small kindness for someone close to you.
Sometimes it is those closest to us that get the brunt of our worst attitudes. Do a small kindness and it will grow the love between you and the love in you.
Love is patient, love is kind. (1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV)
9. Do a random act of kindness for a stranger. Ask God to open your eyes for a simple opportunity to bless someone you don’t know. Then be obedient and do it!
Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:16 NIV)
10. Reconcile a relationship from the past. Ask God to show you if there is someone you have wronged or inadvertently hurt in the past. Then humble yourself and ask for forgiveness. Not the kind of forgiveness that transfers the burden like, “I wanted to ask you to forgive me for reacting the way I did because you were such a jerk”. No, not that kind but the kind that releases people : “Please forgive me for saying that to you, I was wrong.”
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)
These are simple (and not so simple) things that can reinvigorate your spiritual connection to God and to others. They are small changes that can make a big difference in your spiritual life – a few things that will take you to a new level of brilliance!