What is Christian Spiritual Direction?

Spiritual direction is a practice of deepening a person’s relationship with God through a pastoral relationship.  It fosters deeper relationship with God, awareness of Him in daily life, discernment, and ability to hear His voice.  This form of soul care slows us down and enables us to sort through the areas of our lives with a trusted companion, bringing them before God.  Spiritual direction gives us a voice – a voice to express the deepest parts of ourselves to God.  Spiritual direction gives us time and awareness – time to quiet ourselves and become aware of God expressing the deepest parts of Himself to us.