Do you want to know the key of growing in faith, maturity and character? What does it mean and take to have a great fulfilling and happy Christianity? How to go and grow through times of trouble and be better for it? Well, God’s Word does indeed give us the how…Here are my experiences, research and practice of, “making your faith real and effectual.”
This is all about our Growth in Christ
We need to hear His call. Christ calls us to take up the cross and deny ourselves; this is extreme discipleship, a call that is to cancel out our will so we can submit to His. When we confess Christ as our Savior, it means He is our Lord. We are to surrender to His direction, call, and purpose. When we claim to be His, we need to commit and follow, leaving behind all that hinders and causes us to go astray.
This subject is often called “Christian Formation” or “Spiritual Formation,” or the “Ecology of Faith Development.”
This subject is an aspect to sanctification meaning our growth in Christ, this encompasses how and why we grow in our faith. Why do some people grow in their faith and maturity while others go about it very slowly or not at all? This is what “our part” is in our relationship with Christ. As His Work and the work of the Holy Spirit saves us and our part is responding by faith and obedience.
Our faith cannot just be academic, an idea, or even just a hope; it has to be real. We must have more in our spiritual arsenal than just belief. We must have more in order to grow in Him and make our faith and relationships work. So allow Him to carry you over that barrier so you can be His instrument to yourself and others!
and more in research…. coming…