The 3 Key Elements of Spiritual Growth
There is much mysticism behind the term “spiritual growth,” but true spiritual growth begins with faith in Jesus Christ. God longs to have a deeper and deeper relationship with us and He provided His son Jesus as an access point so that we could freely enter into this beautiful union.
So why is it that we aren’t immediately changed the minute we become a born again as a Christian? Much like the first time you were born, you were given life but it took time to learn how to walk, talk, ride a bike, respect others, share, etc.
The same is true for your spiritual growth. During your salvation your spirit became one with His but your soul needs to catch up. Your soul consists of your mind, your will and your emotions. All of these need to be renewed (Romans 12:2, Eph 4:23).
And just like any other relationship, it takes work and time to draw closer to our Heavenly Father.
Whether you are newly born again or have been walking this spiritual walk for decades, there are three key elements that every believer needs in order to grow spiritually. They are:
To grow spiritually you need to grow in your understanding of God’s Word as well as His character. As you begin to develop your understanding you should be learning more about these key areas:
Having an understanding of God and His ways is wonderful, but it doesn’t end there. God also calls us to develop, particularly in these areas:
You need a plan for how you are going to discover and develop in your spiritual growth. The following are daily habits that will draw you closer to God and further along in your spiritual growth: