Tag Archives: spiritual growth

Wake up and stay awake

Physically the human body requires sleep. However, the human spirit, once awakened by the living Jesus and born again as a new creature in Christ needs no sleep. Its source of life and power isn’t human biology or physical energy, … Continue reading

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Do more than “only imagine” Jesus–experience Him daily!

Christ-followers can do much more than “only imagine” Jesus’ presence. We can experience His presence throughout the day! Christians like to quote half a verse: “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man … Continue reading

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“A mature follower of Jesus”

Someone asked me to describe “a mature follower of Jesus.” Here’s my attempt at that: Christianity’s about exchanging self-life for Christ-life. It’s about replacing self-focus with Christ-focus. A full follower of Jesus can boldly testify along with Paul, “the energy … Continue reading

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Spiritual growth or dry religion?

If we won’t let the living Jesus install and run His software operating system in our heart, we’re only playing with Christianity. Religious bits and rites can’t overcome the malware in the human heart. Only full surrender to Jesus and … Continue reading

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If you want to be closer to Jesus, this’ll help

Vulnerability is a magnet for the living Jesus. It helps move our pride out of His way and attract His presence and power. Christianity isn’t about memorizing and verbalizing ideas about Jesus. It’s about internalizing Him and letting Him ignite … Continue reading

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Do Christians need adult-size, baby walkers?

Baby walkers help Infants and toddlers Move themselves around Before they learn To walk on their own. They’re not designed As a replacement For learning to walk And shouldn’t be used By older children Or adults. Sometimes Christians need help … Continue reading

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Life is a journey, not a parking garage

Life is designed to be travel — a journey to wisdom. It was never intended to be a parking garage. The way you live is up to you. You have the power to use your life for love or hate, … Continue reading

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Getting close to Jesus will improve your thinking

Distance yourself from negative thoughts, feelings, words, and images. Isolate from them. Then you’ll be less likely to catch anxiety and discouragement. Open your mind to thoughts that are true, uplifting, caring and pure. Close it to those that are … Continue reading

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“Walk in the Spirit” with continual awareness of the living Jesus

To “walk in the Spirit” is to maintain continual awareness of the risen Jesus. The first step toward Christian growth is awareness of the risen Jesus. The second is obedience to Him. I love to maintain awareness of the living … Continue reading

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You can (and need to) feed yourself spiritually

Infants are fed, but Christians need to be encouraged, trained, and allowed to feed themselves and not kept dependent on a talk. Feed yourself spiritually. I like to take the Bible straight, not filtered thru commentary, traditions, and opinions. Reading … Continue reading

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