Wednesday, March 10, 2010

How to grow spiritually

Spiritual growth is a process. Everyone of us begins as a spiritual infant. That's normal. What's not normal is if we stay infants. And what's unique about spiritual growth is that our growth rate depends largely on us. So if we want to grow spiritually, we need to do something about it.

I read the following quote this morning while working out on the elliptical. It's from Richard Blackaby:
God begins by giving each of us a "little." Perhaps once we become Christians God makes it clear He wants us to be baptized and to join a local congregation. So we do. Then God speaks to us about reading our Bible each day and spending time praying to Him. We find that enjoyable. Then God talks to us about tithing. We might squirm a little, but as we begin giving our money to the Lord, He blesses us, and we receive great joy from our investment in God's kingdom. The God leads us to share our faith with a colleague. That pushes us out of our comfort zone! Over the next few years, God continues to give us larger and larger assignments. Each time we obey, we mature spiritually.
I love that. Spiritual growth is a process of being obedient. If we won't be obedient to what God is telling us to do right now then we're stunting our growth. Obedience is key to spiritual growth. What's God telling you to do? If you want to grow spiritually you better do it.


2 Comments:

At 2:13 PM, March 10, 2010 , Blogger Jaimee Holmes said...

Wow... The only thing I can do while on the elliptical (for the approximate 10.4 seconds before I fall off the darned thing hyperventilating) is will myself to live.

 
At 2:17 PM, March 10, 2010 , Blogger Jonathan Everette said...

Is this really Frankie signed in as Jaimee?

 

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