Five Catalysts for Spiritual Growth

Five Catalysts for Spiritual Growth

Sometimes it seems it would be awesome if God simply “zapped” you and you were “there,” fully transformed into the person He created you to be. But almost always He takes us through a process of becoming. How well are you cooperating in that process? There are some clear catalysts for spiritual growth that we can engage in, and doing so will make our transformation significantly quicker and more meaningful.

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You’re Not Meant to Grow Alone

You’re Not Meant to Grow Alone

It’s a very old song: “No man is an island. No man stands alone.” In the body of Christ that’s especially true. You cannot become the person God created you to be without the role of others in your life. For those of us who are fiercely independent, like me, that’s a truth we love to challenge and resist. But you are not meant to grow alone.

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Your Change, Your Choice

Your Change, Your Choice

The God who created you has treated you with amazing dignity by giving you the gift of choice. Your limited human vision easily focuses on the obstacles or challenges you face. Your emotions can feel stalled when noticing the sorry place you find yourself in. But regardless of your circumstances, you don’t have to stay where you are. It’s really your change, your choice.

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How to Go where the Holy Spirit Takes You

How to Go where the Holy Spirit Takes You

Have you ever been on a sailboat? The one time I had the pleasure of sailing was an amazing experience. We were moving across the water fast – and without a sound.

The thing about sailing is that the power to move you does not come from the boat itself. There’s no motor. No one is rowing. Something you cannot see is carrying you along.

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What’s the Purpose of the Christian Life?

What’s the Purpose of the Christian Life?

Why do we do what we do as believers? What’s supposed to happen to you as a result of being a Christian? Why are we “supposed” to go to church, read the Bible, and help others? Why do we invest in church buildings, Christian education, youth and children’s programs, Christian TV, Christian music, Christian books, missions, and all the rest of it? What’s the point of all the time and energy put into weekend programs? What’s the purpose of the Christian life, or of Christian ministry?

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