What does the term “growing spiritually” mean to you? The biblical story illustrates that the litmus test for spiritual growth is Jesus Christ. In other words, Jesus is the one after whom we model our lives. Once we decide to follow Jesus, we commit to developing in our maturity and obedience to God’s will. Growing spiritually then means that we look more and more like Jesus each day.
Journey Church has quite a focus on spiritual growth. In fact, Journey’s mission is to lead people into life-transforming relationships with Jesus and to experience authentic Christian community. I would definitely encourage you to take seriously your spiritual growth today. For instance, you may be interested in coming to the Journey 201 class on October 7 from 1:00-3:30pm at the Journey Office Complex. We will talk about specific biblical steps and practices to utilize in order to grow in your faith and look more like Jesus.
But what if you feel “stuck,” or feel that it is impossible for you to grow in your faith? As we have shared in the “Life’s Healing Choices” Series, freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups is possible with God! It’s not too late to follow Jesus and grow. In fact, in Luke 18, we read a story of a blind man who screamed out for Jesus to help him. The crowds tried to get the man to be quiet, but he yelled even louder! Jesus heard the man’s cries and said, “What do you want me to do for you?” (Luke 18:41). Jesus is always available and will lead you to have spiritual sight. The good news is that you can start your journey today!