The most important decision in life is the decision to accept Jesus as personal Savior and Lord. With this decision of faith a completely new
life begins. For our physical life we need air, food, rest, and exercise in order to develop our capacities, grow, and maintain a healthy life. Principles for Spiritual growth are also found in the spiritual realm. If we follow them, we will become mature Christians and enjoy our fellowship with Christ.
I. First Principles for spiritual growth: Reading the Bible
There are very few persons who would not want to eat for a week or a day. Food is necessary to stay alive. Being without food for some time
makes us feeble and sick. Lack of spiritual food has the same effects on our spiritual life. Therefore, we read God Word’s on a daily basis.
1Peter 1:23; 2:2 Matt 4:4 Psalm 1:1-3 Jos 1:8
II. Second Principles for spiritual growth: Praying
Prayer is a dialogue with our loving heavenly Father. Oftentimes weakness of character can be attributed to a lack of prayer. When it
feels most difficult to pray, we should pray most. Therefore, we daily approach God in prayer.
Matthew 26:40-75 – Prayer and its results.
1Thessalonians 5:17 – To pray without ceasing means that during the day our thoughts turn to God again and again and we just talk to him freely and openly.
Psalms 50:15 – This text has been called God’s phone number.
III. Third Principles for spiritual growth: Seeking Fellowship with Other Christians
Fellowship means to spend time with others who also love Christ. A pile of logs normally allows for a good fire. If, however, one log is
separated from the others the fire on that log goes out soon.
Likewise, Christians must support each other and stand together, otherwise the fire of their enthusiasm will soon be extinguished. Fellowship is essential for Christian growth. Therefore, we belong to a church and are actively involved in it. Hebrews 10:23-25, Acts 2:42, 46
IV. Fourth Principles for spiritual growth: Bearing Witness
A witness is a person who testifies what he or she has seen and heard. A witness shares his or her own personal experience. Whoever has a
living and personal relationship with Christ can be a witness for Him. A genuine Christian life is contagious. Therefore, we cannot abstain
from talking about Jesus. Romans 1:14-16, 1Peter 3:15, Acts 1:81
Yeah…four principles of spiritual growth…how about in the comments below you add what you think would be the fifth principle?