Monday, August 25, 2014

How Do You Grow?

Real spiritual growth is evidenced by things such as changes in our personal lives, and by our time in the Bible.

I Peter 2:1 gives a key prerequisite for spiritual growth.  We are to get rid of spiritual growth killers (malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy and slander).  Getting rid of our weaknesses strengthens automatically helps us to grow.

I Peter 2:2-3, identifies the Bible as our primary source for spiritual growth.  We are to desire the nutritious Word of God as a baby desires milk.  Why?  So we can grow in respect to our salvation.

Keep reading the Bible for spiritual growth simple.
You can read the New Testament in a year by reading one chapter per day.  After you read the chapter for the day, stop and meditate on what you read and ask God to help you apply one principle from your reading.

You can read one Proverb each day and apply a principle.

You can read your Sunday School lesson or your Bible Study Class lesson and apply a principle each day.

The key is that you become a reader and doer of God's Word.

Another critical part of spiritual growth is memorizing God's Word (hidding God's Word in our heart - Psalm 119:11).  Jesus modeled to power of scripture memory in Matt. 4:1-11.

Grow spiritually like you eat a delicious meal: one chewable serving at a time.

God Bless,

Pastor Kennedy (MZO)

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