A spiritual healthy person should be consistently becoming more and more like Christ. In Ephesians 5:1, Paul wrote: “Therefore, be imitators of Christ, as dearly loved children.”
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From the moment of salvation, we should be nurturing and tending our spiritual selves as we grow in our walk with Christ, ever learning more and more about what being a Christian means.
As we repent of our sins and ask Christ to be our Lord and Savior, our spiritual self that was dead and lost in sin comes alive and we are a new creation as the blood of Christ cleanses us from all sin.
Our spiritual self, from a Christian point of view, is birthed and begins when we first connect our sinfulness with God’s justice that convicts us of our need for a Savior.
Secular views of spiritual health will say that spiritual self-care consists of connecting to some “higher power” or whatever one might consider meaningful and holy, whether that be one’s self, other people, nature, art, or kindness. As Christians, we understand the utter ridiculousness of such ideas when these activities are not grounded and connected to the Word of God and when one’s “higher power” is not God Himself.