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How to Measure Spiritual Growth
When I ask myself, “How can a Christian measure Spiritual Growth,” I sincerely wonder if I am doing all that Jesus has asked of me. Since I am certain that following Jesus is definitely not a one-time effort, I need to know the guidelines Jesus gave us to continue growing with Him.
The Bible is full of guidelines for us to follow.
Look at Ephesians 4:12-15 (NIV). Paul writes that we are to be working toward maturity “so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God....” Paul continues by asking us to grow with Christ and no longer be infants, but instead, “speaking the truth in love” and “become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”
In other words, we should strive to become Christ-like by leaving our selfish ways behind and grow dependent on God's daily guidance. Inch by inch, we will grow in love, compassion, forgiveness, and understanding.
Spiritual Growth is a never-ending journey of giving to God on a daily basis. By the Grace of God, we have been given this chance to be on a beautiful journey with Him. What a blessing!
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