A Definition of “Spiritual”

The term spiritual is thrown around a lot — from Brian McLaren’s upcoming “Naked Spirituality” to New Age philosophers to the Bible itself–and, to me, its often a word with so many different connotations that I find it intellectually useless. However, I was reading Edward Welch’s A.D.D.: Wandering Minds and Wired Bodies the other day, and I found a definition that seems helpful.

What does spiritual mean? It means that we are people who live before God in all aspects of our lives, and we are always making choices as to whether we will trust and obey our God or follow our own desires. This is true of every heart…

May your day today be one infused by this kind of spirituality; may we be aware of God’s presence and of the joy of obeying Him.


About davestuartjr
Dave Stuart Jr. is a full-time teacher who writes about becoming better, saner teachers at He is a follower of Jesus Christ, a husband to Crystal, and a father to Hadassah, Laura, and Marlena.

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