Therefore, others are necessary for personal growth in the gospel. That is also how Hebrew 3:12-13 tells
Reflection is a meaningful part of spiritual growth because it forces us to look at what we believe, why we believe what we do, and what we do with the new information we learn (Haack, 2015). In Joshua 1:8, meditating on God’s laws is profitable and successful. As we look at what we believe, it forces us to take inventory of our beliefs and values. Reflection into what I believed provided me with a list of beliefs and values, and I was able to confirm if my values lined up with my beliefs. When my values and beliefs did not line up I had to reconcile these, which lead to more spiritual growth.
Faith and works- In Eph.2:8-10) works are described as an outflow of the faith of believers. (Hebrews 11:1) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. I do believe the word of God (Prov.4:7) Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. Attending church Sunday after Sunday, I would always hear different sermons preached on faith, until recently when it was time for me to go through a process of having faith it was then that I realized I heard about faith and I knew the scripture, faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. My struggle with having faith was I believed but still worried and allowed my circumstances too bring on stress.
They will be full of sap and very green….” So, what do you do when your church changes? Grow with it. Question: "What does the Bible say about church growth?" Answer: Although the Bible does not specifically address church growth, the principle of church growth is the understanding that Jesus said, “I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it” (Matthew 16:18). Paul confirmed that the church has its foundation in Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 3:11).
This perspective has convinced me that I can be used to biblically counseling others. To disciple new Christians, encourage friends and neighbors, and lead the lost to Christ. To be a small part of God’s plan to redeem a lost and dying world by pointing people to the cross and introducing them to Jesus is transforming. As a biblical counselor, I am hungry for not only seeing the lives of others transformed, but to continue to have the Lord continue to transform
As God is a relational being, so has He created us as relational beings. He did not create us to navigate life on our own and be self-dependent. As we grow by spending time with God vertically, He also provides others to help us grow in Him. Recognizing this importance in how we were created by God helps us understand not only do we need others to grow, but also others need us. Mentoring is the relational means where one shares their God-given resources to another thereby empowering them to grow and develop.
God's Word was made for us to use it; we can learn about His ways and see where we are going wrong. This will allow us to walk in the ways of the Lord by applying His Word to our daily lives. It is so important that we live out God's Word, if we simply read the Holy Bible, then we are learning about God. When we live out God's Word, which is when we imitate God. We need to learn about God, but walking in God's ways is even more important.
Go Churching! To steadfast in the Lord also involves speaking to the right people. Visit a true servant of God or group of genuine Christians who strictly believe in the Bible. Share your pains, provocation, or troubled heart with God’s children and their good scriptural counsel will ease your heavy burdened
It is not the time for questioning one’s faith or belief, but simply pray and let God direct one’s words and immediate action. In addition, be confident and competent assuring people of crisis because words and deeds are embedded in a person’s spirit. The Bible records God’s people perish concerning the knowledge of the will of God in their lives, (Hosea 4:6, EVS). It is good to keep an open mind to God’s word being the answer to every form of ministering. Matter of fact, the Bible makes it easy to minister because it exemplifies the trust is in God not human logic or