“Spiritual disciplines” are things we do to stay in love with God and grow in faith. They can be things we do alone or together; they can be ways to spend time with God or to serve others. As the people of Sylva First UMC share one of their spiritual disciplines with you each week, we hope it will inspire you to new ways of loving God and growing in faith.
Hello! I’m Jessica Green and I have been a member of Sylva FUMC since 2014, but began attending in 2010. I am originally from the Salisbury area of North Carolina. I began attending WCU in the fall of 2003, met my husband Ben and upon graduation we decided to make Sylva our home.
I regularly practice self-reflection and repentance as a spiritual discipline. I take time each week (sometimes daily) to reflect on my transgressions and sins from the previous week and make things right with God. I do this through prayers of forgiveness, naming my sins, and then turning away from those sins and towards God. There are times in which I take my reflections and repentance a step further and will contact the people I may have hurt or sinned against.
Practicing reflection and repentance keeps me focused on how my actions affect my relationship with others and God.