Right now is a good time for personal reflection as this year – and this decade – draws to a close. Did you meet your goals for work, health, finances and relationships for 2009? Like me, you probably met some and fell short of others.
What about your spiritual goals? Did you have any spiritual goals? God intends for us to be conformed to the image of Jesus (Romans 8:29). As believers, we should be more like Jesus with each passing year. Although the Holy Spirit is the only One who can transform us (2 Cor 3:18), He will not do it without our obedient cooperation.
Yes, God has given us everything we need to “participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world (2 Peter 1:3-4).” But He calls us to “make every effort to add to our faith (2 Peter 1:5-9).” Spiritual growth requires personal discipline and purposeful plans. We must spend regular time in prayer, Bible reading, and active listening. We have to practice obedience, service, and ministry within the local church.
God is calling me and you to “make every effort” in our relationship of faith with Him. What are your plans for spiritual growth in 2010?
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