There are so many resources out there for personal development. And while I think that’s wonderful, I think it’s even better to focus on spiritual development! “Why?”, one might ask.
We are meant for growth. Just as we grow in the natural from babes to elders, so we are meant to grow in the supernatural. Of course, the purest and truest way to develop spiritually is by the Word of God.
as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.- 1 Peter 2:2-3 (NKJV)
God wants us to grow in wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and depth of insight. First and foremost, we ask Him to develop this in and through us. But we can also attain this by witnessing the lives of others.
Jesus is our greatest example. I cannot emphasize enough that you and I must dig deeper into God’s Word, our bread of life which nurtures our development. (I will share my favorite Bibles with you all at a later time.)
Then, there are the lives of others. I have documented accounts of my life examples in blog form. It is by my experiences that I am able to help others with their experiences.
Two of my favorite lessons that propelled me forward in spiritual development came unexpectedly. In the middle of my ordinary day or a well planned day, God met me in a supernatural way. Find it here:
There are also authors who’ve documented their spiritual development in books they’ve written. Oh, how I long for the day that I’ll join them! But the reason I believe that these resources are beneficial is because of this:
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. God is our merciful Father and the source of all comfort. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When they are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us.- 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (NLT)
The Holy Bible is my number ONE recommendation. I encourage you, friends, to seek one that you LOVE! After all, this is God’s love letter to you. It’s your nourishment for growth. I pray you find one that speaks to you!
At last, I’ll share my other favorite resource(s) for spiritual development below.
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|Holy Spirit: The One Who Makes Jesus Real
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