Richard Foster defines spiritual direction as “an interpersonal relationship in which we learn how to grow, live, and love in the spiritual life.”
The spiritual director is trained to listen, discern and sometimes ask questions. The task of the spiritual director is to diligently pay attention to the person’s story and the Spirit, and to encourage spiritual growth. Spiritual direction is not counseling, friendship, mentoring, teaching nor discipling. It is the commitment to discover what God is doing in a person’s life and to help that person come closer to Christ.
~wants to develop a deeper relationship with God - or their higher power
~is at a crossroad in their search for God
~wants to explore new methods of prayer or if prayer becomes difficult
~feels the need for someone to help in discerning the call of the Spirit
~feels the need for a companion on their spiritual journey to walk with them and listen
This is when Spiritual Direction is helpful. It will help you be more aware of whom God is for you, and help you notice God's movenent in the events of your life and prayer, in a non-judgmental, accepting environment.