5 Steps Toward Real Spiritual Growth

Does growing spiritually seem like a mystery or something reserved for “other people”?

You know that there’s got to be something more than just living for what this life offers, but you’re not sure how to get there. Maybe you even go to church on Sunday and pray before meals… but still you feel like something’s missing or lacking.

Friend, I want to tell you that what you’re feeling is not only normal, but it’s a beautiful invitation to grow deeper with God!

God loves you and wants to show you the richest, fullest version of your life, and that comes through (imperfect) movement toward spiritual maturity.

Let me share with you five simple ways to discover your beautiful path toward spiritual growth, including some helpful resources and powerful scriptures that have changed my life.

Does growing spiritually seem like a mystery or something reserved for “other people”? You know that there’s got to be something more than just living for what this life offers, but you’re not sure how to get there. Maybe you even go to church on Sunday and pray before meals… but still you feel like something’s missing or lacking. Friend, I want to tell you that what you’re feeling is not only normal, but it’s a beautiful invitation to grow deeper with God! God loves you and wants to show you the richest, fullest version of your life, and that comes through (imperfect) movement toward spiritual maturity. Let me share with you five simple ways to discover your beautiful path toward spiritual growth, including some helpful resources and powerful scriptures that have changed my life.

The Biggest Obstacle to Spiritual Growth

What’s the biggest obstacle to spiritual growth, especially if you’re a busy mom?

Time. As in “not enough of it.”

I totally understand that and can relate to that. I homeschool my four kids, run two online ministries and do my best to still be the best wife, mom, friend and daughter of God that I can be.

It’s not always easy to manage everything since life is full and packed (I know you can relate because your life is probably equally busy!).

But here’s the truth: The only way I’ve been able to actually keep growing as a Christian is to spend time every day in prayer and Bible study.

And anyone who I’ve ever admired as a spiritual mentor would the same thing.

I think it’s because daily time with God grounds us. It centers us. It calms us in the chaos.

And most importantly, it’s the glue that not only brings much-needed refreshment, it strengthens our relationship with Christ and transforms the difficulties we endure into avenues for beautiful spiritual growth.

“How?” I hear you asking. “How can I find the time?!”

Totally get it. What if I said you could experience spiritual refreshment in only a few minutes a day?

If your time is greatly limited, then you’ll really appreciate these Women’s Resources that I designed just for women like you.

These are marketed as “Easter” resources, but really, you could go through them anytime you need a quick-but-powerful way to access real spiritual refreshment.

The best part is that they take only five to ten minutes a day!

And they’re only 12 days long, so they’re a perfect way to experiment with how just a few minutes a day with God can bring the spiritual growth you’re looking for.

 

 

 

Now, let’s talk about 5 ways to grow deeply with God.

Besides the time factor (mentioned above), how can we find the true path to spiritual growth?

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Leave a Reply 8 comments

Susan Evans - January 8, 2016 Reply

Beautiful post! Yes, often we learn more one-on-one with God, living out the Truth, rather than continually consuming more Bible studies.

    Alicia Michelle - January 9, 2016 Reply

    Hi Susan! Thank you for sharing! I’d agree–spiritual learning can take many forms and doesn’t have to be just about getting “more” Bible studies. I think spiritual growth can come when we honestly ask ourselves, “What do I REALLY need to change?” God is so good to teach us in one-on-one ways–whether through an “official” study or independently.

Dawnita - January 12, 2016 Reply

Excellent post. This is so important. That “Hunger & thirst for righteousness…” is a special place to be, but it’s not easy.

    Alicia Michelle - January 13, 2016 Reply

    Hi Dawnita! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. Hungering and thirsting for righteousness comes at a cost, doesn’t it? It means that we must say no to something else in order to have that great fire for God. It also means that we’re longing and searching for more, which of course is not an easy place to live (as you noted). But God tells us that this type of hunger is what brings us to the full and happy life! Praying for you today as you seek that path as well!

Holly Brown - January 14, 2016 Reply

This is an excellent post! I REALLY want to feature it tomorrow for our next round of the Grace & Truth link-up but the rules state there needs to be a link-back to one of us hostesses. I don’t see a link-back anywhere, unless I’m totally missing it. I’ll check back later. I adore this post, that’s for sure, good words of gospel truth here!

    Alicia Michelle - January 14, 2016 Reply

    Hi Holly! Thank you so much!!! I’m so glad you found it encouraging! I just added the link-back to the post, so yes, I’d love to be featured at Grace & Truth this week. Thank you again! Look forward to seeing it!

jehava - July 26, 2016 Reply

Really great post! Everyone who loves Jesus should read this! Thanks for sharing!

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