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Embracing God in Daily Life: A Journey of Spiritual Growth

In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to let life's demands overshadow our relationship with God. We often find ourselves trapped in a mundane routine and lose sight of our spiritual connection. To truly embrace God in daily life, we must understand His character and learn to invite Him into our everyday experiences. Our Triune God, consisting of God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit want you to embrace them as part of your life. They want to walk alongside you in your daily activities.


This is the journey of a lifetime when you commit your heart and life to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord! This journey is based on personal interaction with each person of God. It results in what we refer to as "spiritual growth." This steady growth leads to "spiritual maturity." But, some ask what is the "spiritual" in this growth and maturity. It is simply the work of the Holy Spirit as He transforms the steadfast follower of Jesus into the image of Jesus. So, this life-long journey is both a personal relationship and a process of being changed.


Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (Ephesians 4:15-16 ESV)


When you commit your life to Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit comes to live within you. You are born-again. He gives you a new nature that needs to grow over time. This growth produces changes within your mind and heart and is manifested in your outward behavior.


A believer who is growing spiritually will increasingly exhibit the following characteristics of the Holy Spirit, referred to as “the fruit of the Spirit,” or spiritual fruit.


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23 ESV)


To accelerate spiritual growth, seek God during the journey’s difficulties. Instead of being anxious or angry, believers can experience God’s peace in their hearts amid life’s difficulties. Sensing and responding to this need to spend more time with God can accelerate spiritual growth for Christians. This is because they learn to depend on the Father’s provisions, the Lord’s authority, and the Holy Spirit’s help when their own efforts fail. Many believers spend more time in prayer, studying the Bible, and talking with trusted Christian friends during difficult times.


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