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How To Spiritually Grow In The Faith

How to spiritually grow in the faith

Before reading this post, I highly encourage you to let the Holy Spirit guide your mind and thoughts. He might reveal something to you that you need to know, so I encourage you to do so now before reading. Bless you!

If you are a born-again Christian, as of yesterday, or been for years, spiritual growth is essential. Therefore, it is imperative for us that we do not spiritually sleep. What I mean by sleep, in a spiritual sense, is not nurturing yourself with the WORD of GOD and even grieving the Holy Spirit.

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be awake and sober.” 1 Thessalonians 5:6 NIV

Of course, we are not perfect humans, but I am talking about the lukewarm Christians who have salvation but are still living a life similar to those living in the world. This is not to condemn anyone who is living like this. Instead, this post reminds you of the purpose of living for God in Christ and your purpose for God’s kingdom and HIS righteousness. 

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:17 NIV

I am writing this based on myself as well. I am not without sin; therefore, my lifestyle is, and every Christian out there, is to live a life of repentance. 

But let me not get ahead of myself. 

This post will not introduce you to a new thing but will remind you of who you are in Christ and what it means to live for HIM. 

It is a post that reminds you that God ever so loves you and desires you to live for Him so that you can live in peace, knowing that you are taken care of daily. 

This post is to remind you that the world is a bitter and polluted place that does not want the best for you; only God does. 

Therefore, though we live in the world, we are meant to be the light of the world, showing others God’s love and the essence of living in Truth daily. 

So let’s get started.

Again, these are nothing new but an encouraging reminder for myself and everyone else. God takes care of the rest and will only help you develop your relationship with Him if you are willing to submit to His will daily. 

How to spiritually grow in the faith

Love God and Love others

From the beginning of time, our purpose was to have a holy and godly relationship with GOD. But because of sin, coming with its impurity and selfish desires, it separated us from GOD. In my recent post, I mentioned that God is a holy God. He is also a compassionate God who loves His children and desires that we all live peacefully with others. But sin seeks selfishness. It does not seek the best for others.

When Jesus Christ came on earth, He stated these two commands that summarized what life was truly about:

“Jesus replied:” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Matthew 22:37-39 NIV

This is what life is about, Loving GOD and showing it to others by taking care of them, praying for them, and encouraging them. 

Loving others also means being humble. It’s not a comparison battle, nor is it a way to puff up yourself. Humble is not seeing yourself highly but like everyone else, and even lower than that. Remember, we are all sinners, so looking down on someone nor comparing yourself to them does not make you any better. 

Walk in the Holy Spirit 

Do you want to humble yourself? Then walk in the Fruit of the Holy Spirit. Submit to the Spirit every day so that you can walk according to His fruits. Of course, walking in the Fruit of the Spirit will not be an overnight success.

We will stumble. We will fall. But if we constantly choose the Holy Spirit daily, then that is the first step to living a life of change. We are all a work in progress. But by submitting to the Fruits of The Spirit, we can get where God desires us to be.

To walk in the Holy Spirit, desiring Him is imperative; it is necessary. As I said, we will stumble and fall. But the Holy Spirit, who is there to guide us in wisdom, understanding, counsel, strength, knowledge, and in fear of the Lord (Isaiah 11:2), will help us overcome the daily battles of the world, of the enemy. 

Meditate on God’s Word

Reading God’s word is essential to love God, love others, and walk in the Holy Spirit. It is your tool to understand God and His purpose for you. I can’t specifically tell you how to read the bible, but I can suggest that you read a book in the bible for a particular time. Read one chapter at a time daily. Meditate on a specific verse and speak forth God’s word into your life. Remember that the word of God is alive and active. 

I encourage you, read His word and let it speak to your life. 

“For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NIV

Set your house in order, physically and spiritually

Because we live in a world manipulated by the enemy, building boundaries is necessary if we are not careful. But, unfortunately, new age practices are roaming around Christian that is not supposed to be. These so-called materials and tools are supposed to help you manifest, seek peace, and even tell you your future. 

This is not of GOD. Things like that open doors to demons. Remember, we live in a world full of sin, and the enemy is the prince of this world. Don’t let Him rule over you. 

But thank God that we have a GOD who is overall and still has authority over everything! Jesus Christ, who holds all things together, is still in control!

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.” Matthew 28:18 NIV

“You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 NIV

God is Spirit. Therefore, we as Christians are supposed to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. Meaning no materials of this earth will lead us closer to God. Only Jesus Christ. The bible is the only tool that helps you know GOD and His love for you through the revelation of the Holy Spirit. God of the utmost is who you should ALWAYS look to when you need anything. 

The Lord is our Shepherd. 

Looking within ourselves and searching for ourselves is not right either. Now God can embark you on a journey where He will eventually lead you to Him. There are testimonies around the world that speak of this. 

Your identity is in God through Jesus Christ, who made you into his likeness and character. If you want to find more about yourself per se, submit to Him, lean on Him, and delight in Him. In the end, you are a child of God, especially if you a born-again Christian.

When you know who you are in Christ, consider how you live. Are you reflecting the image of Christ? In your words, in your thoughts, in your actions, in your routines, and habits? 

Consider these things and allow the Holy Spirit to reveal something that you may need to change, remove, and such. 

Are you cursing? Drinking to the point of drunkness? Gossiping? Are you watching tv shows that exhibit specific images and beliefs that are against God’s holiness? Are you listening to music that indicates words that are only focused on the self rather than the goodness of God?

Submit to the Holy Spirit and let Him guide you towards activities that glorify God and display His righteousness. 

I hope this post blessed you.
Until Next Time.

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