Becoming a Christian is easy.
We believe on the divinity of Christ, confess our fallen and sinful nature, and ask Jesus to change us to become like him.
We’ve heard it this way: We ask Jesus to live in our heart.
If we stop there, we’ve shortchanged what God wants for us. He has bigger plans than a bunch of baby Christians wandering the earth. He wants us to grow spiritually in him.
Psalms gives us 2 Seeds for Spiritual Growth. When we allow these to take root in our lives, we will become spiritual giants for our Lord.
Psalm 145:18 gives us our first seed for spiritual growth:
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
How powerful is that? When trouble comes our way, we don’t have to weather it alone. God is there. Our sole act is to call on him in truth.
What do we mean by truth? We must ask with a purity of heart that requests help for the purpose of furthering Christ’s kingdom, not for our own selfish gain.
Psalm 23:4 reveals our second seed for spiritual growth:
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
Evil has no place dogging our footsteps. God says enough. We are protected by the almighty God of all creation. His power casts the devil onto the dung heap, and the evil one cannot pursue us any longer.
We have the rod and the staff of the Lord at our side, for he is the Great Shepherd, and he leads and guides our every footstep.
We grow in God when we take these two seeds and plant them in our daily devotion time, in our relationships with other people, and in our work-a-day life. We water them with faith and prayer. Soon, we will be spiritual giants who stand tall in the eyes of the world.
Let’s summarize these seeds for easy remembrance.
- God is always at our side.
- He protects us in every situation.
How good is that?
We grow in God when we plant Jesus in our lives.
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