Don’t leave your spiritual growth up to spontaneity. Make a plan. Now that we’re in 2018, here are some questions to ask as you formulate ways to grow.
In no particular order:
1. Am I going to make regular devotions with the Lord a priority and remove all obstacles that prevent me from doing so?
2. Unless there is an emergency, am I committed to attending church every single Sunday to hear the preaching of God’s Word, serve the saints, and partake of the Lord’s supper?
3. Am I going to preach the gospel to myself and remind myself of the grace that is available to me through Christ?
4. Am I going to confess and repent of my sins quickly?
5. Am I going to live deeply in Christian community and seek to bear the burdens of others?
6. Am I going to regularly share the gospel with nonbelievers in hopes of persuading them to repent and trust and Christ?
7. Am I going to steward my time, talent, and treasure to the glory of God and for the sake of the church?
8. Will this be the year that I seek to find a spiritual mentor?
9. Am I going to not only be discipled by others, but seek to disciple others?
10. Will I trust God’s providence if things don’t go how I want them to?
Some of these will apply to you; some of them won’t. For example, you may already have a spiritual mentor or perhaps because of this season of life, you may not have the capacity or energy to disciple anyone. That’s fine. These questions are provided not to make you feel guilty, but to provide some guidance and identify potential areas of spiritual growth.
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