Here is a simple thought: We are meant to experience God more today and tomorrow than we have in the past.
Have you ever tried to describe a beautiful sunset to a man
or woman born blind?Words don’t
do justice do they? It is exceedingly difficult to describe something that we
have no information to compare it to. It is with the same difficulty that Christians try to
describe God to the unbeliever.Every human is born spiritually blind outside of the Garden of Eden
where humanity first walked with God the creator of sunsets and sunrises.It is difficult to describe spiritual
life to one who is living in spiritual death.
Every believer by some miracle steps out of spiritual death
into spiritual life.But it is a
process that only God can accomplish in our lives one veil at a time, just like
the process of the removal of sin from our lives.It doesn’t all happen at once.
There are four general areas that promote spiritual growth and all the healing and deliverance it brings with it:worship,
prayer, Christian community, and Bible Study
adoration of God and should happen not only on Sunday mornings in our singing
but frequently in our daily communication with God , for God is looking for
those who will worship Him in Spirit and Truth.(John 4:23).We
should praise Him for the intricate patterns of the spider’s web , the beauty
of the tiger’s eyes,the sound
of the rain falling…..as well as
so much more goodness He is responsible for in our lives.
Prayer is our
intimate communication with our Creator, Lord and friend in whose image we were
created.It should be composed of
many things.We ask for the things
we think we need with humble petitions and often forget to laugh and share our
wonderments, confusions, pains and joys with God.But He is always listening, never turning a closed ear, so
why NOT pray without ceasing never NOT thinking about His presence.1 Thess. 5:17
Fellowship and Community
with the saints is about not only getting to know the people of God with whom we
will be spending eternity, but also being of some support, encouragement,
assistance, direction, and benefit to them.Getting together with God’s people allows us to use our
spiritual gifts and grow into the person of God we were meant to be.We remind one another of the greatness
of God by doing so.Hebrews 10:25
Studying the Scriptures
daily is the means by which God can admonish us and direct us in the other 3
areas. All that we need to know about God, salvation and how to grow and mature
into the fullness of the person of Christ Jesus are contained within the 66
books of the books we know as The Holy Scriptures.We desperately need our minds transformed so that we can
prove by our lives what is that good and perfect will of God for humanity.(Rom. 12:2/ Acts 17:11)
Every churches leadership is committed to providing opportunity
for believers to participate in all of those things in various Bible studies,
meetings, social events, retreats, seminars and the Sunday morning services.But this is scarcely enough.Each believer must take responsibility for their own life, for
their own spiritual growth, hand in hand with Jesus.If we do not, we limp along spiritually just like someone
with a physical handicap.And if
we continue to slag spiritually, we don’t grow and we miss out on so much
goodness that God would have for us.
Please brethren, don’t limp and don't continue to be spiritually blind. Experience God. Experience Scriptures. Please make every effort to determine to grow spiritually
into the man or woman of God that God wants you to be.