"What is spiritual growth?"
How do I know if I am growing spiritually? Is there a process of growing spirituality? You may have asked yourself these questions, and they are good questions. Let's take look.
Spiritual growth is the process of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ. When we place our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit begins the process of making us more like Him, conforming us to His image.
Spiritual growth is perhaps best described in 2 Peter 1:3-8, which tells us that by God's power we have "everything we need" to live lives of godliness, which is the goal of spiritual growth.
Our knowledge of Him comes from the Word, given to us for our improvement and growth.
There are two lists in Galatians 5:19-23. Verses 19-21 list the "acts of the flesh." These are the things that identified our lives before we came to Christ for salvation.
The acts of the flesh are the activities we are to confess, repent of, and, with God's help, overcome. As we experience spiritual growth, fewer and fewer of the "acts of the flesh" will be evident in our lives.
The second list is the "fruit of the Spirit" (verses 22-23). These are what should characterize our lives now that we have experienced salvation in Jesus Christ.
Spiritual growth is identified by the fruit of the Spirit becoming increasingly evident in a believer's life.
The old, sinful nature begins to give way to the new, Christlike nature (Romans 6-7).
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As we seek spiritual growth, we should pray to God and ask for wisdom concerning the areas He desires us to grow in. We can ask God to increase our faith and knowledge of Him.
God wants us to grow spiritually, and He has given us all we need to experience spiritual growth. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can overcome sin and steadily become more like our Savior, and live a godly spiritual – filled life.
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