But grow in grace (undeserved favor, spiritual strength) and recognition and knowledge and understanding of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (the Messiah)….
— 2 Peter 3:18 (AMPC)
When we receive Christ as our Savior, our spirit is saved, and we are born again. Our spirit is made holy, and God comes to dwell in us. The Word of God, when it is received and becomes rooted in our hearts, has the power to change us from the inside out. As we study God’s Word and meditate on His promises, spiritual growth happens.
Spiritual maturity doesn’t develop from mere church attendance, giving large sums of money, or serving on a committee—it develops from learning and applying the Word of God in your everyday life.
While it is good to attend church, give, and serve, it is your personal relationship with God and following the Holy Spirit that brings about maturity. True spiritual growth comes when you apply God’s Word in every situation and step beyond your comfort zone and trust Him in all things, especially the ones you cannot control.
Prayer Starter: Father, thank You for Your Word and for walking with me as I grow in my faith and my relationship with You. I love You, amen.