The more we approach the topic of spirituality the farther we seem to grasp it. This is the essence of a genuine form of sanctification: to increase in complexity. I have found this to be the case in pursuing spirituality in my devotional life. Human existence, as we all know, can be a hindrance in itself, since our lives are remarkably connected with the mandates of our day to day. However, a biblical spirituality will teach us to use our daily hindrances to our advantage. It is a simple task to set rules and regulations to govern our lives. But as some of us have already experienced, this leads only to legalism. We must be cautious of this when we consider a biblical form of spirituality. In this journey we will be constantly struggling with this tension as we develop a rule of life.
In the next few days I will give a sample of what I mean by a rule of life or a spiritual pattern. This will be only an example of how to build a proper system. Of course, there is much liberty in this!
Recommended reading: Spiritual Theology by Simon Chan