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Are You Growing Spiritually?

Are You Growing Spiritually?
IF
YOU ARE SAVED, THE HOLY SPIRIT DWELLS IN YOU.

John
14:16-17 (NASB) says

I
will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may
be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world
cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know
Him because He abides with you and will be in you.”
YOU
ARE A NEW CREATURE IN CHRIST.

2
Corinthians 5:17 (NASB) says

Therefore
if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed
away; behold, new things have come.”
YOUR
OLD, SINFUL NATURE BEGINS TO GIVE WAY
TO
THE NEW, CHRISTLIKE NATURE.

Romans
6:7-13 (NASB) says

“For
he who has died is freed from sin.

Now
if we have died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with
Him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never
to die again; death no longer is master over Him. For the death that
He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He
lives to God. Even so consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but
alive to God in Christ Jesus.

Therefore
do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey its lusts,
and do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as
instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as
those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of
righteousness to God.”
SPIRITUAL
GROWTH IS A LIFELONG PROCESS
THAT
DEPENDS ON YOUR STUDY AND APPLICATION
OF
GOD’S WORD AND YOUR WALK IN THE SPIRIT.

2
Timothy 3:16-17 (NASB) says

All
Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for
reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the
man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”


Galatians
5:16-26 (NASB) says
But
I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of
the flesh. For the flesh sets its desire against the Spirit, and the
Spirit against the flesh; for these are in opposition to one another,
so that you may not do the things that you please. But if you are led
by the Spirit, you are not under the Law.

Now the deeds of the flesh are
evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry,
sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes,
dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things
like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you,
that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of
God.

But
the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things
there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified
the flesh with its passions and desires.

If
we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit. Let us not
become boastful, challenging one another, envying one another.”

AS
YOU SEEK SPIRITUAL GROWTH,
PRAY TO GOD AND ASK FOR:
  • Wisdom
    Concerning The Areas He Desires You To Grow In;
  • Increased
    faith and knowledge of Him;
  • Spiritual
    Growth.
GOD
HAS GIVEN YOU ALL YOU NEED
TO
EXPERIENCE SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
With
the Holy Spirit’s help, you can overcome sin and steadily become
more like your Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.
YOU KNOW YOU ARE GROWING SPIRITUALLY WHEN:
1.
You are increasingly aware of sin and weaknesses;
2.
Your response to sin is quick and followed by genuine repentance;
3.
Your spiritual battles are becoming more fierce but you are still
rejoicing;
4.
You see trials and temptations as opportunities for growth;
5.
You see service for God as a high honor and not a burden;
6.
You know all things are working together for your good;
7.
You sense your faith is growing stronger;
8.
Your desire to obey God intensifies and your attraction to sin
decreases;
9.
You spend more time in genuine praise and worship;
10.
You are eager to share with others what Jesus is doing in your life;
11.
You are becoming increasingly aware of His presence;
12.
You jealously guard your time of prayer and daily bible reading and
would rather spend time with Jesus above all others.
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