Life must be based on decisions surrounding your relationship with God. Maintaining spiritual growth is essential. God calls us to grow. We must work to further develop. But in order to grow spiritually, we must have a desire to do so. We must be committed to maintaining regular communication and daily study of the Word.
God’s Word provides steps that we can take towards growth and spiritual maturity. The epistle of Hebrews is an excellent resource that provides a rich understanding to the reader. Yet it is considered one of the most difficult books of the Bible. However, through careful study it can provide a wealth of key practical information.
The Bible notes Hebrews is a call to Christian maturity. It applies to Christians of any age or background. It is available to us all. “Christian maturity means to make Christ the beginning and end of your faith.” To grow in maturity, we must center our lives on God and not worldly influences.
As Christians, spiritual development must not stop at a place of complacency, believing we know enough about God to become comfortable where we are. We must grow in the knowledge of Christ. We must grow in his grace. We must live according to God’s laws and not our own.
Take a moment to ask yourself, “Is Christ evident in my life? As a believer, what progress am I making to grow spiritually? What do I need to do to ensure I get there?
These questions will allow you to examine your behavior and the relationship you have with Christ as you work to develop a plan to grow in maturity. —JD