Hello Hello! After having a few days off this week from Homeschool we are trying to get back into the swing of things.
Today I wanted to share some Habits you can add into your daily routine to ensure you are growing each day in your walk with Jesus. Each and every one of us are walking our own Journey with Christ – none of our walks look the same and we are all at different maturity levels in our faith but as Christians regardless of where you are right now in your walk- we should be striving for growth.
The definition of Growth is a stage or condition in increasing, developing or maturing.
As followers of Jesus we want to increase our knowledge, develop the fruit that is grown from a Righteous life and mature in our knowledge and understanding of the Bible. We also want to increase, develop and mature in our Faith and Prayer life.
Here are a few verses about spiritual growth:
Hebrews 6:1 Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity.
Colossians 1:9…..Let God fill you with knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please Him in everyway; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.
Colossians 2:6-7 So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child , I talked like a child, I thought like a child but when I became a man I put the ways of childhood behind me.
2 Peter 1:5-8 Make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self control, and to self control, perseverance, and to perseverance, godliness and to godliness, mutual affection and to mutual affection, love for if you possess these qualities in increasing measure they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I love that last verse in Peter – If we are not making every effort to ADD to our faith then we will become ineffective and unproductive. That is exactly what the enemy wants – a bunch of ineffective and unproductive believers walking around doing absolutely nothing. Ineffective and unproductive in doing everything Jesus told his disciples during the Great Commission (Mark 16:17) and going about without any rival devouring families, tearing apart marriages, destroying nations and actively sowing false teachings into the Bride of Christ (the Church). I think we can all agree that there are ALOT of people walking around calling themselves Christians that do not have any fruit to show for that claim. They live their lives to please their self looking for the world to pat them on the back for a job well done. I do NOT want to be one of those people but I have also been one.
In order to do what Jesus has called us as believers to do we need to make sure that our daily lives are submitted to him and we are seeking daily to deepen and widen our relationship with Christ.
Here are some Daily Habits that I practice to ensure I am growing:
Those are just a few things that I practice in my daily life to ensure that I am growing deeper and wider on this Earth Journey with Jesus. I am so far from perfect but God has taken my story of brokenness and despair and has truly redeemed, healed and restored me!! I have tasted living water and nothing else will ever do!
We choose each day who we will serve and sometimes we just need to pause, self reflect and really ask ourselves who are we serving today? What does our daily habits tell us about ourselves and what’s most important to us. How do my choices lead me closer to Jesus and what can I do daily to get me to where I want to be.
The story of Mary and Martha just came to Mind. Do you know that story? You can read it in Luke 10:38-42. I find it freeing really.. Jesus was only there for a short time and Mary choose her time with him wisely.
May we go throughout our days being more like Mary and less like Martha.