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How to Grow / Mature as Christian? As a Christian you may ask, how can I grow? You may start acting through the suggestion below.
“Pray always.” (1 Thes. 5,17) – We need to pray to increase our faith; the essence of Christianity is having a relationship with the Lord. In every relation, continued communication will always lead to a very good relationship. Always commune with God, talk to Him through prayer.
Learn the Words of God.
Like plants, Christian needs water. Water is the words of God that we could hear from Preaching, Bible Study and Fellowship with fellow Christians. We need the words of God in order to grow. If any of you lack wisdom in understanding the words of God. You should ask God.
James 1:5 – 5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
Obey the Lord
Christians need to know how to surrender everything, and obedience is the key on how to start surrendering everything. When I say everything, it means all, no reservations. It includes time and financial matters.
1 Samuel 15:22 – But Samuel replied: “Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams.
Be a Giver
Will there be a tree without a seed planted in the soil? Believe that everything is from the Lord. You are only a stewards of those earthly things. Support your ministry by giving what is due to the Lord’s Ministry. Give your tithes to support the Ministry of the Lord, here on Earth. But always remember, be a cheerful giver, for it is useless to give if you are not happy for what you are doing. 2 Corinthians 9:7 – Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. For God loves a cheerful giver.
Don’t think that Christianity only means money, money is being used to support God’s ministry. Aside from financial, God needs your availability and talent for his Kingdom. You need to provide your time for the Lord.