Spiritual direction is not new; in the First Century, Early Christians called on gifted, wise listeners to support them as they tried to live like Jesus. Since those early days, the practice of spiritual direction has gone on quietly in the church, across the traditions—Luther and Calvin encouraged its practice. In recent years it has become popular with all sorts of people trying to live as best they can in the ups and downs of life.
Spiritual direction provides a safe and confidential space with encouragement to help you notice God in the bits and pieces of your ordinary life. You notice him with you in the tough times, talk to him in ways that feel honest and meaningful. You find ways to be with God that fit you; you get to know a God who cares about you, who likes you, who enjoys being with you. This also can help you to live and love more like Jesus, enjoy life better, live it to the full.
For more information on what to expect in a session of spiritual direction, download this booklet on spiritual direction.