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  Spiritual Growth  

About Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth is about developing a closer relationship with God through prayer. As you develop a closer relationship with God you gain greater spiritual knowledge and understanding of Him and His kingdom. This in turn leads to increased faith and trust in God. The more we put our faith and trust in God, the more spiritual knowledge and understanding he gives us.

This section is devoted to helping Christians grow in their faith and maturity. It provides various articles and other tips designed to expand our spirituality and enhance God's ministries.

Unrelenting Grace – God’s Love Letter to You

Oh my child, have you heard me crying out for you in the darkness? I do not stand in disapproval of you, but rather you are so precious to me. There is NOTHING in all creation that can separate you from my love.

Who shall separate us from the love Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Romans 8:35

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, or any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39

I will never stop, never rest, never give up pursuing you. My desire to find you, to save you, to welcome you home into my arms is unrelenting. No matter what you have done, what you have said, what you believed in the past, you are not beyond my grace.

My grace is unrelenting, unstoppable and determined.

My beloved, what you have done in the past is forgiven. Remember, I washed it away with my blood on the cross, and I will choose to remember your sins no more. When I look at you, I don’t see dirtiness, shame, guilt and darkness; but rather I see my beloved child who simply needs to return to my arms so that I can wipe away the dirt, remove the shame and guilt and bring the light into your life. I will never give up on you because my love, just like my grace, is unrelenting.

Still believe this message isn’t for you, but instead must be intended for someone else?

Test me in this and I will show you. Ask me and I will confirm for you that I am speaking directly to you through these words. You are not invisible to me, my beloved, as I see you in each and every moment. Yes, those everyday moments where you may think what you do or say is unremarkable or unimportant, I see you then. I also see you now. My love for YOU is unstoppable, infallible and eternal. Come spend eternity with me in my arms. Accept my love and grace and there will be rejoicing in heaven over you.

Pray these words to accept me into your life as your Lord and Savior:

“Lord Jesus, please forgive me for my sins and come into my heart and into my life. I believe that you are my savior who died on the cross for the forgiveness of my sins. Hold me in your arms and share with me your love and grace. Amen”

Remember, I love you now and forevermore.

How to Grow Spirituality Strong

In order to grow spiritually strong you must go through a process of testing your will. It is similar to the exercising of your body muscles, a slow arduous process of building strength and gaining muscle mass. This is most often a process that takes perseverance. Most often in life, spiritual growth is a challenging process of ups and downs, highs and lows, rewards and disappointments, but the results are far worth the journey. How you act and respond during times of adversity determines where you are on the spiritual growth scale. If you are never tested, how will you know how much true faith you really possess?

Spiritual Discipline

The minimum daily requirements for spiritual growth are as follows:

  • Heartfelt prayer for someone else.
  • Pray - Talk to God!
  • Be quiet! Listen for God's response! Sometimes God's answer is a feeling of peace or calmness.
  • Rejoice! Sing praises to God.
  • Be lighthearted!
  • Read a Bible verse or a psalm.
  • Be a light for Jesus Christ throughout your day to all people.

Christian Milestones

From the moment we first decide to become a Christian we embark on a new journey in our lives. This journey is marked by several milestones which identify how far we have come and how far we still have to go. It is important to note that as you pass a milestone you are expected to maintain everything you had previously achieved. Each milestone is an additional requirement added on to all the previous ones. As you progress, you will move from a beginner to an intermediate to a mature Christian.  Even if we reach all the milestones we must continually work hard just to maintain and improve upon our position.

Where are you in your journey? Use these milestones as both a guide and as a set of goals to help you find your way through this journey as a Christian.

  • Beginner Christian

    Beginner Christians

    — You have accepted the gift of salvation.

    — You fellowship with other Christians (Ex: Attend a church).

    — You are learning how to incorporate prayer in your life.

  • Intermediate

    Intermediate Christians

    Note: It would be beneficial to review the articles in the Beginner Christian section before proceeding with this section.

    — You study the Bible on your own and may attend small group studies as well.

    — You have increased your prayer life by praying on a regular basis.

    — You may be involved in service work by fulfilling the needs of others.

  • Mature Christians

    Mature Christians

    Note: It would be beneficial to review the articles in the Beginner Christian & Intermediate Christian sections before proceeding with this section.

    — You pray persistent, heart-felt prayers for others in accordance with God’s will on a regular basis.

    — Through prayer you have given your will over to God that his will may be done in all things throughout your life.

    — You have begun to and continue to transfer the spiritual knowledge you had previously learned from your mind into your heart.  In so doing, you are now putting into practice the things that you had learned.

    — You follow Christ’s example in your daily life and demonstrate his love through your actions.

    — You have obtained an unshakeable faith and trust in God that never wavers even in the midst of trials and turmoil.