Friday, May 31, 2024

Is it possible that a few intentional moments each day could transform your spiritual life? In our fast-paced world, where the demands of work, family, and everything in between can feel overwhelming, finding time to connect with God might seem like an impossible task. If you’re anything like me, life can sometimes feel like a whirlwind, especially when you’re buying, selling, or investing in real estate. But trust me, carving out those moments for faith can make a world of difference. Let’s dive into how you can integrate spirituality into your full life.

The Power of Intentional Moments

Life gets full – we’re juggling work, family, and everything in between. Amidst this hustle, finding even a few minutes each day to connect with God can seem daunting, yet it’s incredibly impactful. Those small, intentional moments dedicated to prayer or reflection can ground you in ways you might not expect. They offer a much-needed pause, allowing you to reconnect with what truly matters.

When Yetta and I first started our real estate journey, we quickly realized that the demands of the job could easily consume all our time. During the week we were working until 9pm and on weekends we each conducted 4 open houses! It would be years before we found the importance of starting and ending our days with God. Whether it’s a quick morning prayer before diving into emails or a few moments of reflection before bed, these small acts can bring peace and clarity.

Morning and Evening Rituals

One thing that’s worked wonders for us is creating morning and evening rituals. In the morning, before the chaos of the day begins, take a few minutes to connect with God. It sets a positive tone for the day and helps you tackle whatever comes your way with a calm and focused mind.

In the evening, winding down with a bit of scripture or prayer can ease your mind and prepare you for restful sleep. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve woken up with fresh insights after going to bed with a prayerful heart. It’s like hitting the reset button on your day.

The Impact of Memorizing Scripture

Now, let’s talk about something that might sound daunting at first – memorizing scripture. Trust me, it’s not as tough as it sounds, and the benefits are huge. Start with small, manageable verses that speak to you. Something as simple as “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10) can bring a sense of peace and reassurance throughout your day.

When I was recovering from an illness years ago, I spent a lot of time memorizing scripture. It became my morning and evening ritual, and it made a huge impact on my spiritual journey. You don’t have to start with whole chapters – even a single verse can be incredibly powerful. And the best part? Those verses will come to mind just when you need them most, providing comfort and guidance.

Finding Community

Faith isn’t just about personal rituals – it’s also about community. Surrounding yourself with supportive, faith-based relationships can enrich your spiritual journey. Join a small group, participate in community events, or even find an online group where you can share and grow together. Being part of a community reminds us that we’re not alone and that others are walking similar paths.

Practical Tips for full Lives

I know what you’re thinking – “Yetta, I barely have time to breathe, let alone pray!” I get it. Life is full, especially in the real estate world. But here’s a little secret – integrating faith into your daily routine doesn’t have to be a huge time commitment. Here are a few practical tips:

  1. Set a Timer: Use your phone to set reminders for prayer or scripture reading. Even a five-minute break can make a difference.
  2. Combine Activities: If it helps you get started, pray or reflect while you’re doing something else, like driving or exercising. Multitasking can work wonders.
  3. Use Apps: There are plenty of apps out there designed to help you stay connected with your faith. Find one that suits you and let it guide you.
  4. Create a Sacred Space: Dedicate a small area in your home where you can retreat for prayer and reflection. It doesn’t have to be fancy – just a quiet corner will do.

Bringing It All Together

At the end of the day, finding time for faith amidst a full life is all about making small, consistent efforts. These moments of connection can transform not only your spiritual life but also how you approach your work and personal life.

As seasoned realtors, Ken and I have seen firsthand how a grounded, faith-filled approach can positively impact every aspect of life, including your real estate journey. So whether you’re buying, selling, or investing, remember to take those moments for yourself and your faith.

And remember, the Dekker Team is here to support you every step of the way. We’re not just about real estate – we’re about helping you build wealth wisely and live your best life. Reach out to us anytime for guidance, support, and a community that cares.