How to Grow in God?

how to grow in God

When you were Saved, you became a Child of the Only Living God and received the Gift of Eternal Life and the indwelling Holy Spirit. Salvation is the beginning of a New Life in Christ. Throughout your life after Salvation, you must seek to grow in God and get closer to Him. A closer walk with God is not a burden, but a blessing.

So, how to grow spiritually with God?

1. Grow in God by strengthening the Relationship with Christ

Like any other relationship, your relationship with Christ gets strengthened by your communication with Him. Spend quality time in Prayer and Bible Reading.

Obedience pleases God. Those who love Jesus will seek to follow His commandments. Faith results in Obedience, Obedience gets us closer and closer to God and brings more peace and joy. If you keep disobeying God deliberately and live a sinful lifestyle, you cannot grow in God.

John 15:14 - Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

James 4:8 - Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your] hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

2. Grow in God by Obedience

Obedience pleases God. Those who love Jesus will seek to follow His commandments. Faith results in Obedience, Obedience gets us closer and closer to God and brings more peace and joy. If you keep disobeying God deliberately and live a sinful lifestyle, you cannot grow in God.
 
1 Peter 1:14 - As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
 
Acts 5:29 - Then Peter and the [other] apostles answered and said, We ought to obey God rather than men.
 
1 John 5:3 - For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
 
Exodus 23:22- But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

Psalms 119:60 - I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.

3. Grow in God by sharing the Gospel

Sharing the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ is a privilege with huge Eternal Significance. It is God who changes the heart of individuals and draws them to Salvation. However, He uses His Children for this, that we may share His Glory and Eternal Rewards.

Matthew 28:19 - Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

Romans 1:16- For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

4.Grow in God by being a disciple and making disciples

We are not called to just live, but to make a difference in the World, for Christ and through His Spirit.

Loving fellow Christians means to help them Walk in Light and be the Salt of the Earth, along with you. You must not hold the things of the world tightly. You must be ready to give them up if God wants you to. Picking up the cross means, willingness to give up anything and everything you have, if God asks you to. 

John 8:31-32 - Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;

Matthew 16:24-25 - Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

5.Grow in God by seeking God's Glory in Everything

Whether you work or eat or take care of your children or study or walk in the park, do it for God's glory.

So, starting today, take a decision to do all you can do to grow in God and draw nigh to Him.

Romans 8:17 - And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

2 Corinthians 3:18- But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, [even] as by the Spirit of the Lord.

1 Corinthians 10:31 - Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

Matthew 5:16 - Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


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