Buzzwords De-buzzed: 10 Other Ways to Practice Your Faith
Often, most people visit their religious institutions to hear about the lessons their faith has taught them. When the sermon ends, they get up, leave, and wait for that day to arrive again. However, in doing so, is it fair to your faith and its teachings? Should you not act upon the teachings of God in your daily life or are a few hours on a specific day enough?
We hope we gotten you riled up and you are shouting “NO!” at the top of your lungs. For this reason, you should get in the habit of practicing your faith and incorporating into your daily life. Take notice of these ten ways you can practice your faith in your daily life:
1. Take Pride in God’s Creations
God has created the earth, heavens, plants, animals, and everything in nature that exists around you. In order to show your devotion to God, you should enjoy God’s creations. Visit the local park, smell the flowers and grass, take in the sights, and wonder about the things that exist beyond your domain, the mountains, the ocean, and the exotic creatures.
2. Donate to a Charitable Charity
You may have food on the table, a bed to sleep in at night, and a mother and father to hug and kiss you. However, many don’t have the same comfort as you. Not only should you be thankful to God for enriching your life with love and comfort, you should also give back to the less fortunate. You can feed the hungry, supply them with clothes, help them make their holidays special, and organize a food drive for them or raise money.
3. Plant a Seed
Just as humans need care and love, plants need the same amount of devotion. Plants and flowers are living things that God put on this earth for people to look after, especially since the first humans were put in a garden so they could help it flourish. Therefore, humans should follow their example and grow vegetables, fruits, plant flowers, and trees at home or in a community garden.
4. Do Away with Technology
Don’t be scared, you’re not doing away with technology forever, just temporary. Even we understand the importance of the digital age and wouldn’t want you to throw away all your smart devices. In its place, we would like you to set a time where all your devices will be turned off for a short while, and this includes television. This will give you time to pray to God, read your religious books, and listen to your inner being.
5. Spend Time with Friends and Family
With the advent of technology, people are spending less time with their families. This has to change, as your family should be at the top of your priorities. You need to think of ways to get the whole family together, reminisce about old memories, and laugh at childhood stories. If you want, you can invite a few close neighbors to enjoy the family fun, especially if you are having a cookout. In doing so, you will be able to display generosity and thankfulness to your closed ones.
6. Spend Money Wisely
Instead of enjoying pricey vacations, think affordable and doable this year. Visit a state park with your family, go to a zoo, and most importantly, spend time with family. Consider doing activities that will let you enjoy God’s creations.
7. Encourage Others to Participate
Invite your closed ones to join you in celebrating God’s gifts to you. You can encourage them to join you at the religious institution, go out to the park with you, and ways they can give back to others.
8. Spread the Word of God’s Teachings
With your community, you can go around the neighborhood and pass fliers to educate people about the teachings of God. You can tell your children, your significant others, and close ones about what they can do to thank God.
9. Don’t Waste Food and Water
With millions around the world without fresh water and food to expunge their hunger, wasting food and water is careless. You should avoid throwing away food and water by thinking of those who are not getting a proper meal each day.
10.Visit a Place of Religious Significance
All religions tell their followers to go on a pilgrimage. If you have not gone on a pilgrimage as of late, you should consider taking one with your family. This would a one in a lifetime experience so use your vacation time wisely.
The lesson here is to give back what you learn to others and spread the teachings of God. Invest your time in His teachings and practice them in your daily life.
A Selection of Family Quotes
“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” ~ Leo Tolstoy
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” ~ George Burns
“HAPPINESS [is] ONLY REAL WHEN SHARED”
~ Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild
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