ARE YOU GROWING SPIRITUALLY? (Part 3)
��grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ� (2
Peter 3:18 NIV).
Spiritual growth entails knowing the Lord Jesus Christ progressively
better. This process starts after accepting Jesus Christ as your Saviour
and Lord. Spiritual growth is therefore expected from every believer
because no believer reaches a point of no growth while living in this
There are many things that a believer can do to enhance his or her
spiritual growth. Some of these things are: one, being born again: be sure
of being a new creation through accepting the Lord Jesus Christ. To
identify with spiritual growth you must first be born again because it is
not possible for a non-believer to grow spiritually. The moment you accept
Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, you become a new creation and gain
entry into spiritual person (2 Corinthians 5:17). Two, abstaining from all
sins: it is not possible to grow spiritually if you still engage in some
ungodly practices (Romans 6:1-2). Three, communicating with Jesus Christ
through prayer: a believer should have a special prayer time (1
Thessalonians 5:17). Four, reading the Holy Bible at all times: the more
you read your Holy Bible, the more you change. The Holy Bible is a mirror
on which your life should reflect. Let the Holy Bible talk to you. Five,
telling others about Jesus Christ: spreading the Good News of Jesus Christ
helps you grow. Six, fellowshipping with other believers: belong to and be
active in a local church (Hebrews 10:25). This makes you have a spiritual
home and the pastor your spiritual leader. These are what spiritual growth
is all about.
Spiritual growth is critical. It is a way of: pursuing righteousness (1
Timothy 6:11); being transformed (Romans 12:2); perfecting holiness (2
Corinthians 7:1); pressing toward the goal (Philippians 3:14); or being
built up in the faith (Colossians 2:7). The goal is the same for every
Christian: to be transformed into the Lord�s image (2 Corinthians 3:18).
Spiritual growth is not an option for any serious Christian. Are you
growing spiritually? In what area are you lacking in your spiritual growth?
There is nothing you can do to substitute your spiritual growth. It is a
In His service,
Bayo Afolaranmi (Pastor).
Prayer Point: Lord, help me to be growing spiritually in all ramifications.
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"I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have
sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exalted in my body,
whether by life or by death. FOR TO ME, TO LIVE IS CHRIST AND TO DIE IS
GAIN" (Philippians 1:20-21, NIV).
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