Today is another day to give God glory and to reflect on what area He is trying to mature us through. As Christians, it is absolutely necessary for us to be engaged in an active working relationship with God. All of us can achieve this but there are some deliberate steps to take to ensure Godly success.
In His Presence
Let us practice to be in his presence. Set small goals and celebrate accomplishments. Share with others how you are doing in this area minutely, hourly, daily, weekly and monthly. Soon this will become a habit.
For example if you have never spent time reading the Word or praying to God.
1. Take a moment, preferably as you wake up to read a verse in the Bible
2. Talk to God about what to read and ask Him to reveal how He wants you to talk with him.
3. Listen to what is coming in your spirit or mind (Godly things according to the fruits of the spirit in Galatians 5:22-23 and Philippians 4:8)
This could be 3-5 minutes. As you continue, the time will become more and there will be a genuine desire to spend more time talking to God and reading his word. It will be like when you have fallen in love with someone and you cannot wait to see and be with that special person. The Psalmist David captured it very well in Psalm 42:1 NIV “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God.”
Living a Godly life takes deliberate practice through the help of the Holy Spirit. Keep a journal, write your strengths in the Lord, and write your weaknesses too. Talk to him about them and take deliberate actions to hold yourself accountable in both areas.
Accountability Necessary for Growth
If there is a mentorship, discipleship, coaching or counseling program, at your church seek the Lord and actively seek to be involved in order to be delivered, set free from your past and to help with being developed at various levels in your walk. Being accountable is a necessary step for becoming mature in your Christian walk. This is not just for new believers but again it is necessary for all levels in your walk.
What have you actively done today to ensure you are walking in covenant with Him?
I love you and appreciate all that you do to enhance the kingdom of God.
I am practicing to listen more to what He is saying to me. So while doing everything, my spirit and mind is communing with him. I actively invite The Lord to be in what I do, work or play and before even engaging I will ask God, if this is his will.
I want to be a leader that is different in that even when I am pressed, cast down, neglected or rejected, righteousness and holiness will always shine through. I have come a far way in this area. In the past, I would defend myself in every way possible to ensure there are no misunderstandings where I am concerned. Today, if there is an issue and there is an opportunity for clarification, I will do so and if there is no opportunity, I leave it to God and seek him to help me understand “the why” behind the issue and “what”, His will in it for me is.
Sometimes the learning is to be still and track my growth or to see where there is a deficiency. Other times it is to teach me to listen, be patient, trust him, and be obedient or just to exercise mercy and forgiveness.
God, through the Holy Spirit is helping and I am maturing in this area daily.
I pray that today we will become closer to God and that his voice will be our guiding light. I love you and I will continue to pray for you and ask that you pray for me
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