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Becoming Spiritual Strong

Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass – Psalm 37:5

In order to grow spiritually strong, one must first be committed. We will commit to everything important to us, but when it comes to the things of God, we half-step. Half stepping will not give you spiritual growth but the discipline of God.

Just like natural parents that have children, when they instruct their children to do something, they expect them to do what has been asked of them; if not, they will receive discipline. God is our Heavenly Father, and He has given instruction through His written Word, and He’s expecting His children to follow the instructions.

We’re instructed not to forsake ourselves from attending church (Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching -Hebrews 10:25). The church is where one grow spiritually if we adhere to the teaching and preaching and apply it to our lives.

Jesus assigned Apostles, Pastors, Prophets, Evangelists, and Teachers to equip the body of Christ and for edification, which one will not receive staying at home when they can attend church. Not following the instructions, will cause one to go into a spiritual stupor because they’re being disobedient; disobedient is sin, and the wages of sin is death.

Attending church once a week is not enough for spiritual growth, Preaching is to edify and exhort, and teaching is to equip one to live a victorious life in Christ. Christians are taught to read and study the Bible, understand Scripture, and apply the Word to our daily lives accompanied by fasting and prayer.

Attend Bible Study, and Sunday School and meet with those in church praying before Sunday Worship. By doing this, you’re building a foundation that enables you to stand in faith and godliness when life problems and Satan attacks.

Make a commitment to read and study the Bible on your own. Commit to daily prayer; as you do this, you’re building your relationship with the Father. Prayer will build your faith and strengthen you not to sin when it comes to influence you. After prayer, sit in silence before God, waiting to hear from God. Sometimes He will say something, but most of the time, He will be silent, but He’s placing something in your spirit. He’s enjoying you waiting and listening to hear what He has to say or just sitting in His presence.

Commit to a day to fast; start with an hour or two, until you can do it for a half day, From a half day to a whole day. As you commit yourself, you will be able to commit to two or three days you have set aside to consecrate yourself before God. Fasting also assists you in taking control of your fleshly desires.

Look at wholesome movies; commit to God what you will not allow your eyes and ears to hear. What you look and listen to enters your spirit and will cause spiritual stagnation. God’s desire is for His people to grow into spiritual maturity, but it can’t be accomplished if one will not make a commitment.

Commit to adhering to God’s Word so that you can be baptized in the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit enables Christians to live godly lives and enter God’s kingdom. The Holy Spirit is what makes one take on the characteristics of the Father, love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. None of this fruit can manifest without the enabling of the Holy Spirit.

Baptized in the Holy Spirit will enable the Gifts of the Spirit in the individual, word of wisdom, knowledge, faith, healing, working of miracles, prophecy, discerning of spirits, divers kinds of tongues, and interpretation of tongues.

God has given us everything we need to live a godly life, a life of spiritual strength when we apply what He has given us (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 – 2nd Peter 1:3). Our lifestyle should be different than the worlds. God set you apart for Himself, and He’s expecting you to be different.

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