Topic – Spiritual Growth: The Effects 1 [Saturday, 11th Mar. 2017]
And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent. John 17:3
While it is good for us to grow spiritually, it is very important for us to know what is really entails, or the end product of spiritual growth. Most times, people measure spiritual growth with the wrong indices. People measure spiritual growth with how much theoretical knowledge you have about God, that is, how much scriptures you know. There are others that measure spiritual growth by how long a person have been a Christian. While these are good, they are the wrong indices to measure spiritual growth.
One very important indices to measure spiritual growth is an increase in your fellowship with the Lord. You will have an increased desire for fellowship with God’s Spirit. Your love for the Lord and for all that He stands for, will increase. In Philippians 1:9, Paul prayed that our “love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment.” This is a key indices to measure spiritual growth.
Spiritual growth increases the god-likeness in you. It makes you have the same feather with God. And birds of the same feather flock together. You and God will flock together more intensely than ever, if you are growing spiritually. If this is not happening, then it is safe to say that you are not growing spiritually, even if you can quote the scriptures from cover to cover. But it is God’s desire that we draw closer to Him in fellowship (James 4:8), even as we grow spiritually.
Keep winning daily.
Dear Lord, thank You for an increased desire to know You more intently. I ask that You increase my passion for fellowship with You by Your Spirit and help me draw closer to You, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.