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by Chad Zueck | Director of Content Creation

Surprising Ways to Grow in Your Faith

“There is within us a fundamental dis-ease, an unquenchable fire that renders us incapable, in this life, of ever coming to full peace. This desire lies at the center of our lives, in the marrow of our bones, and in the deep recesses of the soul. At the heart of all great literature, poetry, art, philosophy, psychology, and religion lies the naming and analyzing of this desire. Spirituality is, ultimately, about what we do with that desire. What we do with our longings, both in terms of handling the pain and the hope they bring us, that is our spirituality . . . Augustine says: ‘You have made us for yourself, Lord, and our hearts are restless until they rest in you.’ Spirituality is about what we do with our unrest.” Ronald Rolheiser

 

What do you do with your unrested soul?

Go deeper into yourself or go deeper into your walk with God?

 

We all draw close to God differently, and Gary Thomas’ book entitled Sacred Pathways gives a hopeful perspective for any man who wants to grow in his walk with God.

 

I offer Thomas’ surprisingly 9 Sacred Pathways to deepen your walk with God.

Pathway 1: Naturalists: Loving God Outdoors

Pathway 2: Sensates: Loving God with the Senses

Pathway 3: Traditionalists: Loving God through Ritual and Symbol

Pathway 4: Ascetics: Loving God in Silence, Solitude, and Simplicity

Pathway 5: Activists: Loving God through Obedience

Pathway 6: Caregivers: Loving God by Loving and Serving Others

Pathway 7: Enthusiasts: Loving God with Delight and Celebration

Pathway 8: Contemplatives: Loving God Through Adoration

Pathway 9: Intellectuals: Loving God with the Mind

 

Two questions to ponder:

  • Which pathway has been the most beneficial?
  • How can you invite others into that pathway?

 

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Find a mentor.  

Be a better man. 

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