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spiritual growth | intro
Spiritual Growth is a must. It’s the most important, but often neglected. It should be the first priority, but seems to be the last one. How many of us read the Bible from cover to cover? How many of us get so comfortable as church attendees only? How many of us claim to be a Christian yet living a questionable lifestyle?
When you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, the old has gone, the new has come (2 Corinthians 5:17). But the newness doesn’t end there, it’s just the beginning! You’ll soon realize that God is changing your heart each day. You’re becoming more and more like Christ, but only if you’re willing to go through the process of spiritual growth.
Daily Bible reading requires a serious commitment. It takes planning; it needs a schedule, it’s intentional, just like how you do your work and other endeavors. How can we have a closer walk with God if the only time we open our Bible is on Sundays, or if we can’t even spend a few minutes of undistracted reading of His words?
Bible reading is one thing we need to work on. You can start with 10-15 minutes a day and eventually grow it to 30 minutes or even more. As you spend more time on God’s words, the less you waste your time on non-essentials like Facebook or mindless web browsing that may lead to hours, or binge watching of Youtube videos taking half or your entire day. The internet is a very useful tool, but it can mess up your time management if you don’t control it.
If you can allot time for Facebook, Youtube, and internet, how about God and His words? He deserves more of your time and attention.
If it’s difficult to start it, you can check on different devotionals available online. Most of them are free, like Our Daily Bread. They share inspirational stories with short verses to read. As soon as you get confident and consistent, you can level it up and check on Bible Reading Plans like what Bible Gateway offers. You can increase the chapters/verses you read every day. Keep pushing until Bible reading becomes a natural part of you. 7 Basic Challenges in Reading the Bible with Fun
WaitPower Spiritual Growth aims to share verses, reflections, stories, and characters from the Bible, which I hope you’d consider as one of your resources for Bible reading and spiritual growth.