When you live your life as a Christian and practice your faith every day, it can be easy to fall into a routine of prayer and going to church that you almost do not have to think about. The last thing you want is to go about your faith in a distracted or even mindless way. Get to know some of the ways that you can go about improving your spiritual life and making your spiritual practice more mindful and focused. Then, you can be sure that you are living your best faith life and are constantly working to improve your relationship with the Lord.
Consider Joining or Starting a Bible Study Group
One of the ways that you can improve your faith is to get back to the source of your faith — the Word of God. The Bible is the most important book in your life and you should try to spend time with it every day (or at the very least, an extended period of time with it every week).
To do this more effectively, you may want to join a Bible study group. Bible study groups generally meet once a week and the group discusses a specific Bible passage or a few passages in depth. This is an excellent way to not just read the Bible, but really engage with it and work to understand the meaning behind the various passages and stories in the Bible.
If your church does not yet have a Bible study group, consider talking to your pastor or other church leaders about starting one. They can help you get the word out and could even provide you with a meeting space and time in the church itself. Alternatively, you could start your own group not directly affiliated with the church itself if you want to do an inter-denominational group with people from various faith backgrounds.
Read a New Spiritual Book Weekly or Monthly
Another way to better engage in your faith is to read additional books about faith, God, the Church, and the Bible. For example, you can read Christian books about the Bible's teachings on sin to help you to better understand, avoid, and repent for the sins in your life.
Reading a new book about your faith and spirituality every week or every month can make you more engaged and thoughtful about your faith practices. You might learn new ways to pray. You might learn about ways that you can give back to your church community or your community as a whole by focusing on the Christian call to charity. Try to pick a different theme with each book you read.
If you are stumped on what to read, talk to fellow church members or your church leadership, particularly your priest or pastor. They are religious scholars and will have plenty of recommendations to help you out in your spiritual journey.
Knowing these ways to begin improving your spiritual life and making it more mindful, you can start making changes to your regular practices right away.