In the book of the Thessalonians, Paul describes what it would mean for a person to be whole. To be whole means to be growing in spirit, in body and soul. Spiritual growth is the most important of them all. Paul further writes and says that physical exercise is good for the body, but spiritual exercise is good for everything. Therefore, for every believer who is out there, spiritual growth is one of the most important goals and objectives that you can set for your life. In order to do this, there are some strategies and plans that you must make to ensure that you are always growing through the year. In fact, this is the perfect time for you to start setting resolutions for the coming year and spiritual growth should be one of them. Reading through this article, shall get to understand what are some of the things that you can do in order to ensure that you are always growing.
One of the best ways of ensuring that you are always growing spiritually and coming closer to God, is by subscribing to a devotional, preferably being put up by a pastor. Devotionals are basically short publications that are made on the Internet, through a blog, that share insights on Scripture and on prayer. By reading these devotions, you will get to know a lot about God that you ordinarily perhaps willing to get to see a reading the Bible for yourself. It is extremely important that you learn to read the Bible for yourself, but even Scripture says, that iron sharpens iron. Therefore, it would be of benefit to you to subscribe to a devotional. There are just a few things that you need to check before subscribing to a devotional that would ensure that your spiritual growth is in intact.
The first thing that you need to check, is the frequency of the devotionals. How often the host pastor will put up the devotionals is such an important factor to check into. Some devotionals will be put up on a daily basis while others will be put up on a weekly basis. Depending on his schedule as a person, you might want to subscribe to a devotional that is convenient for you. However, for maximum Christian growth, a daily devotional would be best because it means, that on a daily basis, you are having commune with God and coming closer to God.
The writing style of the blog and devotional is also quite important. This might not be regarded to as important by a lot of people, especially when looked at from the perspective of that it is a blog on spiritual growth. However, even when listening to someone’s and people preaching, you will realize that the kind of personality that these people have determines a lot on whether or not you will actually receive from them. Therefore, you are to look for a blog post that would be suitable for the kind of personality that you have. Otherwise, it would be torture for you to keep reading those blog posts. The length of the blog posts is also quite important. However, it is important to stress, that for maximum spiritual growth, you ought to read as much as possible.