If you’ve decided to make the effort to rediscover your life this year, then you might find that, like many, you can find enrichment in a part of your life that you might not have been giving as much attention to lately: your faith. If you’ve been rediscovering your connection to God, you might be thinking about what you can do to deepen it, to make it a bigger part of your life, and to enjoy all of the benefits that this renewed dedication can offer. Here are a few ways to do it at the start of this new year.
Participate with your church
It might sound fairly simple because, honestly, it is. A big reason that a lot of people fall out of practicing their faith is that they don’t take active steps to maintain it. Perhaps most important of all is finding your church, if you don’t already have one, and participating in mass every week. It’s your opportunity not only to make sure that you are actively hearing the Word of God but also to start connecting with a community that can bolster and support that faith, including fellowship with the leadership figures of your faith, who can be a strong source of support, in themselves.
Be more mindful of your media consumption
This isn’t to make the claim that secular media is, in any way bad, or that even depictions of sin are necessarily going to worsen your moral character if you see them but, many would agree, that you need to at least have balance, to ensure that you’re checking in with your spiritual side, and using the power of media to learn about your faith and beliefs in the way that only modern technology can allow. For instance, as we get into spring, you can watch the best Easter movies to remember what the spirit of the season really is. Media has helped a lot of people deepen their emotional connection with their faith, so you shouldn’t be surprised if it does the same for you, as well.
Live your faith in your deeds
If you want to make sure that you are doing your utmost to live out your faith, then it’s not just about focusing inward. You need to extend it outwards, as well. Not only does this mean participating in church-led events and helping those within your community, but helping those outside of it, as well, through volunteering. Look for volunteering opportunities near you, whether faith-led or not, and find the good that you can start putting into the world. This is one of the most effective ways to make sure that you’re really taking the lessons to heart and living out your faith in a way that reflects better upon the world.
Of course, faith isn’t just something to be talked about, it is something to be lived. Hopefully, the tips above help you give faith the space that it needs in your life so that it can continue to fulfill and enrich you.