How to Grow Spiritually
Are you a brand new follower of Christ, wondering where to get started on your journey? Or are you a mature Christian looking for ways to grow even closer to Christ or ways to renew your relationship. A Spiritual Growth Plan can help you figure out what steps you need to take to grow. The following are elements of a spiritual growth plan that could be incorporated into your own individual plan. These elements are vital to building your relationship with the Lord. Use them to develop your own Personal Spiritual Growth Plan choosing those that will help you grow the most.
Connect with God
Connect with Others
- Connect with God
Make time to be with God. Christianity is all about a relationship—Our relationship with God. We must make sure that this relationship is the most important relationship we have. In order to keep this relationship thriving, we must spend time with God learning about him, connecting, and growing closer.
2. Connect with Others
We often think that our relationship with God is the only relationship we need to get close to Jesus. However, God created us to live in community with other Christians. God did not create us to walk through life alone, but with the help of other believers. Growth does not happen outside of relationships. Think of times in your life when you experienced great emotional or spiritual growth. Most times we think of a person who helped us achieve this growth. Her are some ways to connect
3. Live It
Our relationship with God is not just about doing. It is also about letting God change us and allowing God to be a part of every part of our lives. Our finances, our relationships, our work… So part of Christianity is listening to what God says in the prayer and Bible studies and obeying. What part of you life do you need to allow God to be a part of? Is it your finances and you need to start tithing? Is it your relationship with someone? I.e. living with someone but not married. Is it your anger that needs to be directed in healthier ways? What area of your life do you need God? God often uses the difficult life circumstances to mold us into a new creations and give us the life He intended. God does not necessarily cause the difficult life circumstances but he works with us to change our habits, thought processes so we can be healed from the hurt and freed from the bondage of sin. Are you going through a difficult life circumstance that God needs to help you with?