Helps for Spiritual Growth

Not many people when they are saved ever have anyone to explain to them how to spiritually grow. Some never learn to grow in grace. Yet Peter instructs believers to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (1 Pet. 3:18) the Bible helps us with some guidelines.
1. We are responsible after salvation to renew our minds (Rom.12:2) = God saves us and gives us a new Spirit but we are responsible for meditating on the Bible. Meditation on the word transforms us by renewing our mind. Meditation involves thinking about what the words mean and then applying the truth we discover.
2. Throughout our growth process we must admit and take responsibility for our sin. = Whenever we deny our sin we delay our spiritual growth. Whenever we confess our sin growth becomes inevitable. James (5:16) “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed”
3. After confession always repent = Repent means make a turn around and head in the opposite direction, from sin, back to God. Paul made it clear to new converts “that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance” (Acts 26:20).
God’s goal is for all believers to become more Christ-like. These steps will help us move in the right direction.
In His Service,
Eric Barnes