Spiritual Growth is A Choice
Prepared by Ptr. Doods Agravante
Spiritual growth occurs only when we choose to grow. If we do not make the choice, and stick to it, there will be no Spiritual growth. To encourage us to make the right choice regarding the Spiritual growth, consider that “spiritual Growth is a Choice”…
Commanded by God
Implicitly stated in the great commission (Matt. 28:18-20)
Explicitly stated in the Apostolic Epistles (2 Peter 3:18)
We are to grow in grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ. Peter begin his second epistle describing how we are to grow (2 Pet. 1:5-8)
Requires Diligent Effort
Spiritual growth requires concentrated effort
Jesus said, it requires labor (Jn. 6:27)
Paul said, it requires work (Phil. 2:12; 3:13-14)
Assisted by God
We are not alone in our efforts (Phil. 2:12-13; Phil. 1:6)
We are strengthened by God in our efforts (Eph. 3:16, 20; 6:10-11; Phil 4:13).
Blessed by God
As we grow in grace (I Pet. 1:10; 2 Pet. 3:18)
The blessing continued into the life to come (2 Pet. 1:11).
The one kind of growth is often the result of neglect, the other kind of growth comes only when we make the right choice! If we desire to experience the blessings of the right kind of growth, making the choice today and everybody.