The global pandemic truly continues to shift the way people view life. It’s made them reevaluate and recognize the things and experiences that matter the most. As a result, many activities and commitments continue to fall down the totem pole of importance. The church is no exception. As many people look forward to in-person services, many others are looking for ways to still remain religiously active without physically attending services. If you are in this category, consider some of the ways you can do so.
Find Ways to Serve Those in Need
Jesus spent a significant amount of time on healing work. He healed and served many. He even taught that it’s okay to do good on the Sabbath. Finding unique ways to serve others will provide an opportunity to remain religiously active. Partner with a soup kitchen to dedicate a few hours to helping and feeding those in need. If you know of a mother who’s struggling with her children, offer to babysit while she takes care of herself for a day.
Attend Church Online
Before the pandemic began, many churches already used technology to their advantage with online services. Now, most churches maintain strong online ministries. If you’d like to enjoy the benefit of a great sermon and heart-warming music, just log on to watch your church online live.
Read Your Bible/Devotional Material
If you’re only opening your Bible when it’s time to listen to a sermon, it’s time to make some changes because you are responsible for your faith. You can’t put it all in the hands of another human being to spiritually feed you. Whether you follow a devotional study guide, read chapters in Proverbs for a month or read one scripture a day, make sure you’re taking in Biblical material on a daily basis to activate and strengthen your religious resolve and your faith.
Practice Your Faith Daily
When you’ve opted to become a follower of a certain religion like Christianity, following the tenets is important. Even as you read your Bible, pray and spend time in gratitude, your life should reflect this. Growing in your faith involves practicing your faith. An example of practicing your faith is using patience to cope with your feelings of discontentment in a specific area. If you’re brash, harsh, and impatient, this will only lead to more issues. When you learn how to practice patience, you’re displaying one of the fruits of the spirit. It’s also causing you to grow in the way you internalize your own faith.
While the pandemic has been psychologically damaging for many, there are plenty of people who recognize the ways their resolve and faith became stronger in the midst of adversity. In-person services won’t light a fire underneath their belly to be more religiously involved. In this case, using these tactics will help an individual develop from a religious perspective.