And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus. Try your hand at inductive Bible study—where you walk through a passage making observations, interpretations, and then thinking through how you can apply the truths you have learned. Nonetheless, it broke some of those initial barriers down and paved the way for a lifestyle of evangelism. And there's no question: you will experience spiritual growth. These analogies show that God wants a close relationship with us—a companionship closer than the best marriage, closer than the best friendship, closer than the best parent-child relationship. Faith is also a relationship term, since it involves not only belief but also trust. Hey nice article it was helpful, anyways im 15 yrs old and i am dealing with alot of things right like peer pressure lust and pornography i feel so embarrased right now confessing this but its true how can i be set free from this i feel like pornography and lust is holding me back so much.
We need to exercise our heart to love the Lord. A — Always Prayer Spend time with God every day in prayer. You can check out his personal blog at rexcommentary. If there is the sense of death, you need to stop, pray, repent and confess. To aid you in your deeper seeking of the Lord, I would also recommend downloading a series of books that you can read at your own pace. May God cause the growth in us day by day. If reading the Bible is listening to God speak to us, speaking to God is accomplished through prayer.
We need to be continually reminded of our need to grow in Christ and then take the simply way of life by loving the Lord, contacting Him with our spirit, reading and sharing His word, and clearing our past and confessing our sins often. Subscribe so you don't miss another one of Chelsea's videos at I appreciate you buying my book and supporting me. Read and watch some of our material about Which challenge stood out to you, and why?. It puts in our mind the whole reason why we are living and striving to know Him. I guess what I'm saying is that spiritual complacency isn't ever an intention, but too often it can creep into our lives unnoticed -- a tragic consequence of failing to be intentional in our spiritual growth. He now works with Power to Change — Students dividing his time between campus ministry and creating blog and other content.
So if we want to grow closer to God, we should read His Word regularly. C — Church Attendance It is so critical that you get plugged in to a local Bible believing church. I'm the writer behind Holding to Truth in Love, and I love the Lord Jesus and His life-giving Word. But now you have a spiritual weapon with which to fight off those attacks Eph. Take what you're learning about God and tell yourself what to do because Satan, the world, and the flesh are strong.
Another practical way to instill a mission mindset in your child is to go together on a short-term mission trip, either here in the United States or overseas. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. If you've already done it, do it again, but in a different translation. Segun, Thanks for the encouraging comment. How does God give us this new start in life? It is a personal and interactive relationship for each of us. Instead, you began a relationship.
Your Answer optional : Your Name: Your Email:. I do not give to you as the world gives. I had to start asking myself that every January to ensure that I didn't end the year in the same place spiritually as I was when the year started. Make some of these action points priority in your life this next year and hopefully, by the end of 2012, you'll be not only another year old in your body, but another year older in your and walk with Christ. He's a missionary-pastor's kid, born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah where his parents were church planters. Other things like sin keep us from getting closer to God.
And there is no other way deal with a person but by love. God has appointed the church as a place to meet other Christians, learn about Him, and worship Him. Another post on could help you with this practice. We all want a deeper relationship with God and seek it in different ways though we don't always feel as if we're getting very far. Paul records for us ten things in verses 12-17.
Thank you for this encouraging post! As our children moved into their teenage years, we told them they could become either a mission field or a missionary at school. You'll find that when you're about the Father's business, you'll be closer to Him than ever. He is the one who lives in the hearts of believers and never leaves. Never let yourself be consumed with spiritual to-do lists. We prayed for overseas missions we supported, for requests that came through our prayer chain, and for everyone in the public schools our children attended. Barring sin though, if we're not drawing closer to God, what can we do? God became a human being in the Person of Jesus Christ to take on our sin, be killed, and then be raised to life again, proving His victory over sin and death.
Copyright 1998 by Dennis and Barbara Rainey. We prayed as we drove the children to school, and when they began to drive, we reminded them to pray. Have you ever heard a charge from a sermon or a Bible Study lesson concerning how we are to live for Jesus and wondered to yourself, Yes, but how do I do it? Give us a clear sky with You and shine in us to expose all obstacles to Your spread in us, help us to exercise our spirit to touch You more, and keep us in contact with You! No one else can do that for you. When we are in Christ, when we identify ourselves with him, when our life is hidden in him, then we share in his rights as Son. And am I more dependent on the Lord today than I was before? Be encouraged that despite the pain and despair around us, Christ wants to hold us in His arms and love us. Whether we thought of ourselves in this way or not, we were his enemies Colossians 1:21. Love Radio: Not sure how to leave a review? Make sure you regularly share with others what you are learning.