Saturday, September 15, 2012

WTS A Simple Formula for Spiritual Growth

Here's a Biblical formula to grow spiritually in difficult circumstances.

Part One: Wait

Waiting is always hard because as humans we like things to happen right now. God's timing is the best timing for our lives but often it requires a great deal of patience which at times can be very enduring.

Isaiah 40:31 says, "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not be faint. (KJV)"

God has promised in his word he will give us a supernatural endurance when we wait upon Him. Our strength will be renewed. We experience an assurance as if soaring with wings of an eagle. We run and walk through trials with unbelievable energy. Energy that only God can give us through trying times.

Part Two: Trust

After waiting on the Lord we sometimes tend to have doubts. That's when waiting has to be kicked up to a whole new level. The level of trust.

Proverbs 3:5-6 states, " Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."

So what God has called his children to do is with everything you have inside you, put your full trust in Him. Step away from your human understanding of a situation and acknowledge the God of the universe for his understanding. When we do this God has promised he will direct our paths in life.

Part 3: Stay Away From Sin

As Christians we sometimes have the tendency to doubt even when we have committed ourselves to fully trusting God in a situation. It's when we take our eyes off Christ we start to sink.

2 Timothy 2:22 reads, "Flee the evil desires of youth, and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart."

We cannot afford to be creating these doorways of evil desires in our lives. We must stay way from sin and pursue the qualities God would like us to have.

I like the definition a pastor once used to explain what sin is. He replied, "Sin is the very thing that wants to ruin the blessings that God has planned for our lives."

So in summary, First we practice a militant life of waiting upon the Lord. Next we trust the Lord fully. And if there are times of doubt we stay away from the one thing that is designed to ruin God's blessings in our lives - sin and pursue Godly qualities like righteousness, faith, love, peace, and pure hearts.

God Bless,
Be Strong

1 comment:

S. Rey said...

The Bible verses you chose to illustrate WTS and all your other posts filled me with inspiration and the desire to abandon the material things that are unimportant and continue to tempt us here on earth. Thanks. I really appreciated the spiritual lift and guidance.