Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, (1 Pet. 2:2 NIV)
Knowing how to grow spiritually in Christ is quite an easy task. Have you ever seen a baby that is born? You certainly have! What is the main thing the baby needs to grow? Milk! There is no struggle, no hassle, and no complexities. As the child is fed with milk, he or she grows naturally and gracefully. He will also need to be exposed to the world to develop psychomotor and social skills. Spiritual growth is not different.
We must fully grasp what the Word of God really is. It is nourishment for the spirit, soul, and body of man, as much as milk nourishes the fragile body of a newborn so that it can grow. No one will ever expect a newborn to grow spontaneously without feeding. For some unclear reason, believers often expect the impossible in this regard, to some grow spiritually without appropriate constant, high-quality nourishment. They might be surprised that after 10 years or 30 years as a Christian, they still struggle with the same things they struggled with when they first believed. They have had a growth failure. We must not mistake spiritual growth for involvement and participation in religious and Christian activities or our longevity in the faith. Our degree of understanding of spiritual things, the victories you enjoy as a Christian, the things you struggle with, your outward behavior, etc, are indicators to tell us whether we are growing spiritually or simply getting acquainted with Christianity as the years go by.
Earnestly crave and long for God’s Word. It is your lifeline for spiritual growth. You do not need to grow yourself. Just get the Word in, and it will grow you up!
The Word in your mind and mouth (1 Tim 4:15; Josh 1: 8)
Ponder and mutter God’s Word above.
Water the Seed (word) to grow. Invite the Spirit’s strength! (Isa 32:15; Zach 4:6)
Ask the Spirit to stir up a holy hunger and craving in your spirit for His Word.
APPLY THE WORD TODAY!
Your door to a blessed life today is doing God’s Word. Refuse to be a hearer or reader only! (James 1:22-26)
Where are you in your spiritual growth today? Are your regularly getting nourished in the Word? If not, make a plan with God today to begin a journey of constant healthy spiritual eating habits so that you can grow up spiritually to a mature believer.
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