Thursday, May 19, 2011

Spiritual Growth


I'm pretty sure most of us would say that we would like to grow spiritually. The purpose of this blog is primarily to encourage and help girls grow spiritually in their walk with Christ. As we strive towards this goal, it also challenges Becky, Madison, and I to walk closer with the Lord and to search His Word.

We usually post about certain verses that have encouraged us lately or a topic that has been on our hearts. As important as it is to focus on certain areas of our life, I've come to realize that if we are not obeying one specific command, then it is next to impossible for us to grow in our spiritual lives. As Jesus neared the end of His time as a man on earth, He said these last precious words to His disciples, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Those words in Matthew 28:18-20 have impacted our world more than we can comprehend. You see, if those disciples hadn't heeded that command, we wouldn't be here today. If those 11 men didn't tell anyone about Jesus, His death and resurrection, His salvation, would have stayed right there. That command has the same urgency and importance as it did on the day Christ spoke those words. By Christ's authority and power, we are to go make disciples, baptize them, and teach them. When we obey this command, we will grow spiritually! If we are sharing Christ with everyone we know, we have to know our Bible. We have to be a living example of Jesus. We have to be prayed up, studied up, connected to a church, patient, loving, gentle, kind-spoken, slow to anger, and all the other things God has called us to be. That right there is how we grow spiritually in the Lord.
But the question is, will you do it? Will you obey?

In His Love,

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