💒💌♨️SteemChurch -🌲 SPIRITUAL GROWTH AND MATURITY💪🎅🌴💯

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Spiritual Growth and maturity is a course that begins when a person accepts Jesus Christ as Saviour. He or she is born again of the Holy Spirit and then chooses to live "in Christ."

The Apostle Paul said that spiritual growth is a continuing process, an unending course.

"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am apprehended of Christ Jesus. Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:12-14).

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Even the Apostle Paul had not arrived, yet he persistently pressed toward the prize.

Therefore, in order for you to grow spiritually, you must make a choice to learn God's Word, Let God renew your mind, and then be submissive and compliant to what you learn, be obedient. Romans 12:1-2 says,

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God."

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Accomplishing Growth

What are the letters of spiritual maturity? Spiritual maturity is learning how to walk in obedience, submission and reverence to God. It is making the choice to live by God's viewpoint rather than your human viewpoint or will. Galatians 5:16 and 25 give the key,

"This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.… If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit."

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The word "walk" in verse 16 is from the Greek word peripateo, which means "to walk with a purpose in view." The word "walk" in verse 25 is translated from another Greek word stoicheo and it means "step by step, one step at a time." It is learning to walk under the teachings and instruction of another. That person is the Holy Spirit. Since believers are indwelt by the Spirit, they should also walk under His control.
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How can you learn to walk in the Holy Spirit's control? You study God's Word! 2 Timothy 2:15, 3:16-17 instructs us,

"Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.…All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."

This is good real-world instruction on how you become spiritually mature. It is not done by osmosis, but it is done by choosing to apply God's Word in your everyday circumstances. As you walk side-by-side and step-by-step, applying God's Word to your life, you will grow spiritually.
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Spiritual Growth and Maturity should be a priority for you; there should be an urgency in you.

"Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil" (Hebrews 5:13-14).

As a believer, you are not to be milk-fed. Instead, you are called to chew on the "meat" of God's Word. Discover God's truth by comprehensive Bible study and feed yourself spiritually. Then apply that sustenance to your life as you walk in the Holy Spirit.
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Living In Christ

In order to experience spiritual maturity, you must also understand that growth comes by grace and it is God alone who is your source. 2 Peter 1:3-9 reminds you that God is the source.

"According as his divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of him that hath called us to glory and virtue, Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But he that lacks these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins."

When you became a child of God, you were given all you need "in Christ" to become a spiritually growing believer. However, you are responsible to make a choice! Will you choose to use and apply God's principles to your life? The wonderful thing about being in submission and obedience to God's maturing process is that you will be changed! You don't have to worry about becoming mature. God does the changing! He will conform you to the image of Jesus Christ as you humbly surrender to His Holy Spirit and learn His Word.

Hebrews 13:20-21 says,

" Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen."

Finally, growing in spiritual maturity contains serving others in love.

I'll have to Draw my Curtain here.

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Special Acknowledgement:

Special appreciation to the Great @ned for such a platform as #steemit which is a cosmos for creative minds.

A special thanks to the Most Ever Noble @SirKnight for such a great platform as @steemchurch.

Also special thanks to @sciffnscurry for their enormous contribution to @steemchurch.

I Will not forget to appreciate the #Apostles of the first ever church of the blockchain for their enormous and huge effort towards the growth of the church.

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We definitely want the growth of the church. Our individual contributions to the church is very important. Thanks for sharing.

Growth is an important aspect of our live. We need to really do well to make sure our growth is not limited to our physical growth, eating spiritual food should also be taken into consideration. Thanks for sharing.

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Therefore, in order for you to grow spiritually, you must make a choice to learn God's Word, Let God renew your mind, and then be submissive and compliant to what you learn, be obedient.

The same way we eat and drink on daily basis just to put on good shape the same way we must do for our spirit. Spiritual growth and maturity is so important in our Christian life. God doesn't expect us remain babies but rather wants us to grow and mature. A person who ignores his or her spiritual exercise ignores growth. Thanks for sharing

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Peoples grow physically in length and sometimes looking at them makes them awesome. In the spirit too a man can grow, to get this growth in spirit, we must to be a constant reader of the Bible and more prayerful for all answers man's seek is found in the Bible.

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Spiritual growth and maturity is achieved by becoming more like Jesus Christ.
It is an ongoing process of surrender and obedience. Begin growing now.
After salvation every Christian begins the journey of spiritual growth with the intent to become spiritually mature.
Forget about what is behind and strain for what is ahead,press on towards winning the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Jesus Christ.

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Thanks for charging us with this.
We need to keep on growing spiritually to the level we will be able to decern what God will do in the next minute. It takes someone who is committed in knowing more about God that will really experience the fullness of God.

God has given us the manual(Bible) that we need to follow in order to keep growing spiritually.
A constant meditation on God's word will help us to grow spiritually
Constant commune with God through prayers will help us to grow spiritually
Serving others in love will help us to grow spiritually
Mingle with those that have gone far ahead of us in faith will help us to grow spiritually.
Living a holy life will help us to grow spiritually
Constant fasting will help us to grow spiritually.

We need to keep growing spiritually just as we are growing physically.

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Thanks for sharing this.

As we are grow physically, we need to keep growing spiritually because it is the spiritual growth that will sustain physical growth. Physical growth may perish and lead to destruction if not properly managed but spiritual growth will sustain our lives and destinies.

We should keep eating the food of the spirit daily which is the word of God and always commune with God through prayers in order to keep growing spiritually.

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We certainly need the development of the congregation. Our individual commitments to the congregation is vital. Much obliged for sharing.

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Web should always work toward the word of God so that our spiritual man and our minds will be directed towards doing his will.

Our lives should be focussed on how to please God and not humans , an encounter with the savour is the best thing that we should aways pray for every time if our lives .
Righteousness is the key to everything we need.
Those who have put their whole heart and trust in the hand of God will never be lost in all they do and they will always be provided with all their needs.
Working towards faith is all we should be doing all the time .
Humility and faith through christ can bring us closer to God .
When you accept christ in your life you have already made a decision of being with him and working for him through your believe
its tells us what the lord will definiatelly do for you , the lord has made a clear way and prepare the perfect way for us .

God gave you his word in the bible , he gave you everything you need as christain to be protected and guilded do not be desieved by anybody.
The church we attend sometimes we always be a part of distruction to all of those who practice the culture of a particular church which is sometimes away from what the bible teaches.
God loves you in all you do.
Our Christian growth would be directed towards the things which the Lord wants from us and his perfect mercy and spirit small always be with us.

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When you became a child of God, you were given all you need "in Christ" to become a spiritually growing believer. However, you are responsible to make a choice! Will you choose to use and apply God's principles to your life? The wonderful thing about being in submission and obedience to God's maturing process is that you will be changed! You don't have to worry about becoming mature. God does the changing! He will conform you to the image of Jesus Christ as you humbly surrender to His Holy Spirit and learn His Word.

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We unquestionably need the development of the congregation. Our individual commitments to the congregation is essential.
By the way, Nice presentation.

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Few Bible Verses about #SPIRITUAL #GROWTH

1 samuel 2:26

2 Peter 3:18

Colossians 1:9-10

1 Peter 2:1-25

Philippians 1:6

Matthew 5:7

Galatians 5:22-23

Psalm 1:1-3

Spiritual Growth.. Means for one to Increase in Christ

Thanks for this post @emmykeys01
Great Design too

Spiritual maturity is achieved through becoming more like Jesus Christ. After salvation, every Christian begins the process of spiritual growth, with the intent to become spiritually mature. According to the apostle Paul, it’s an ongoing process that will never end in this life. In Philippians 3:12–14, speaking of full knowledge of Christ, he tells his readers that he himself has not “already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Like Paul, we have to press continually toward deeper knowledge of God in Christ.

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A person who ignores his or her spiritual exercise ignores growth. Spiritual growth and maturity is achieved by becoming more like Jesus Christ.
It is an ongoing process of surrender and obedience. Begin growing now.

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As we mature spiritually we bear witness that the Lord has transformed us

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Being born again means that you have just been born as child in the realm of the Spirit. As every child being born grows, so must you being born again. So the journey to spiritual maturity starts the moment one accepts Jesus as their Lord and saviour so it's very necessary that we grow spiritually

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"I Sembre and Apollos rego but the growth is given by God" The Apostle Paul spoke of spiritual growth just like Christ, and all agree on the same. Everything is gradual but we will be perfecting when Christ comes

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God doesn't expect us remain babies but rather wants us to grow and mature. A person who ignores his or her spiritual exercise ignores growth. Thanks for sharing

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