This is a really important question that every new Christian should ask. Becoming a Christian is the beginning of a new life, a new friendship and relationship with God the creator of the world, and it is important to know how we can draw closer in our friendship with God, and live a life that pleases him.
The Christian life is a relationship with God that develops over time. To grow in spiritual maturity (that is, to grow spiritually) is to look more and more like the person God designed you to be — more and more like Jesus. What does it mean to grow spiritually? Journey with us as we explore the answer to this question.
How Will You Grow Spiritually
here are three elements that are essential to growing to spiritual maturity: grace, truth, and time. Truth is found in God’s Word, which corrects, trains and challenges us. Grace is seen when we realize that we make mistakes along the way and experience God’s patient forgiveness. Time is essential, since maturity will not come overnight but is a process and a journey.
Having a coach, mentor or spiritual director
Having a coach, mentor or spiritual director. These people do not tell you what to do, or demand that you take certain directions, but they have the responsibility to facilitate you and encourage you in your walk with God. Having someone like this in your life will help you to understand more clearly what God is saying, or what He desires of you. They are likely to keep you accountable to the vows/decisions you have made to follow the Lord.
How Do You Know You Are Growing Spiritually
When you are growing spiritually, it won’t be a secret. Active spiritual growth is usually visible, and there are several things that make it evident:
A desire to spend time with God to learn more about Him (2 Peter 3:18).
Desire to dig deeper into the truths of the Bible (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 1 Peter 2:2).
Learning and teaching others the truths of the Bible (2 Peter 3:18).
Spiritual maturity looks different for every person. Compare yourselves to what the Bible says and not how others are doing. When you have faith in God, it will show itself in how you live your life (James 1:26).
I thank you for making grace available through the knowledge of your word. I commit myself to receiving of the word of your grace for my spiritual growth, fitness and up keep, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen