Is your spiritual life where you want it to be? Would you like to grow spiritually? Are you listening to God as to what you need to do to see that you do grow spiritually?
Obviously, faith is at the basis of spiritual strength. Where does faith come from, how does it develop within a person and grow stronger? "So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God" (Romans 10:17). If you want to be a person of strong faith, you need to diligently study God's word. Paul exhorts, "Be diligent ("study" KJV) to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2 Timothy 2:15). How much time do you spend reading God's word?
How's your church attendance? That aspect of your Christian life is also basic to your spiritual well being. In a familiar text (Hebrews 10:23-25), the writer addresses spiritual strength from two perspectives. First, he admonishes, "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering..." That's a descriptive way of saying, let's stay strong in our faith. The address of the second perspective is, "And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works." In other words, we are to consider how we can help our brothers and sisters in Christ be strong in their faith. Of course, it's reciprocal; as we contribute to their spiritual strength, they also contribute to ours.
The avenue offered in the text for meeting our personal need for spiritual growth, and that in our fellow Christians, is being at church services together. We gain personally from the worship and study engaged in during the assemblies of the church. And, being together at those assemblies affords us the opportunity to be in a setting wherein we can encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ in their spiritual growth, and they in ours.
Do you want to grow spiritually? Are you listening to what God's word teaches you as to how you ensure your spiritual growth? These are easy to understand, fundamental steps to take. Are you taking them???