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EPISODE 227 – ARE YOU GROWING? 2

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Thursday 7th, September, 2023

ARE YOU GROWING? 2

“Instead, by speaking the truth in a spirit of love, we must grow up in every way to Christ, who is the head. 

Ephesians 4:15 (GNT)

 
Your growth in Christ is not an ACCIDENT it is an intentional process.
 
Your individual growth contributes to the building up of Christ’s body.
This makes your growth essential in the increase of the body of Christ.
 
Doubtlessly your personal growth in Christ is your responsibility, however, it is essentially dependent on the Lord’s supply.
 
Which means your growth in Christ shouldn’t be in isolation, though you have crucial role to play in it. Remember, you can do nothing without the Lord.  (John 15:5). 
 
This should be the underlining reality of your  growth in Christ.
 
Take responsibility of your growth, by taking advantage of your partnership with the Lord in the Holy Spirit.
There is a point you have to genuinely look at yourself through the Word of Grace; to see if you are a true expression of your true self in Christ.
There is a point in your walk in Christ, where you should know you have to manifest or express Christ in a greater measure.
 
There is a point you have to emit greater light and exude far exceeding glory by the power of God which is at work in you.
 
There is a point you have to be an example of great faith which works in love.
 
“You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.” Hebrews 5:12 (NLT)
 
Are you growing?
Are you being an example of faith?
Are you an example of the love of Christ?
 
Your growth in Christ is predictable. 
 
There are specific things which contributes to your growth. These are intentional habits of grace or spiritual disciplines.
 
Cultivate the habits of:
 
1. fellowshipping with the Word. This trains you to hear the Lord’s voice.
 
2. consistent and spontaneous prayer. You develop your spiritual ear and sharpens your ability to see right visions in the Lord.
 
3. being an effective member or belonging to the body of Christ (through a local church)
 
4. becoming an expression of love everyday and in all things.
 
5. uniquely sharing Christ with others.
Christ Jesus should be the central focus of these habits not our self efforts and self gratification.
You practice them without stress when you make the goodness and the enjoyment of Christ the goal.
 
As you practice these habits, you may not really feel you are growing; however, as you repeat them over a period of time, you will realise you have matured and become fruitful.
 
You begin to see transformation in your thoughts, speech, conduct and manner of life.
 
When you are growing, you become an example of Christ to the saints and the world.
The focus is not you becoming superior to the other saints.
The focus must always be as Paul said, “THAT I MAY KNOW HIM” (Philippians 3:10)
 
How have you cultivated the habits of growth?
 
Are you intentional about your growth in the Lord?
 
Selah.
DIG DEEPER
(2 Peter 3:18; 2 Peter 1:8; Hebrews 5:12-13; 1 Peter 2:2; Proverbs 4:18; Galatians 4:1)
 
WE PRAY
– That we will increase in the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.
 
– That we will walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, increasing in the knowledge of God, and demonstrating the love of Christ.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Day 212:
Psalm 119:151- 176
John 1
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I am an example of faith.
– I demonstrate the love of Christ in all that I do.
– I make time daily to fellowship with the Lord.
– I don’t settle for less, I press deeper daily to manifest Christ in a greater measure.
– My heart and mind is cultivated in the love of God daily as I feast on the word.
– I set my affection on the Lord. 
– The love of God dominates my heart and influences my actions.
– I am directed and instructed daily by the word of God.
– Envy, bitterness and offenses have no place in my heart because I am deeply rooted in the love of Christ.
 
Oh Hallelujah!!! Glory to God!

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Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
9 months ago

Thank You Jesus, for the platform of growth such as Machaira

Sackey Van-ess
Sackey Van-ess
9 months ago

Father thank you for the opportunity to grow

Setsoafia Christine
9 months ago

My heart and mind is cultivated in the love of God daily as I feast on the word.
– I set my affection on the Lord
Oh thank you Lord
Thank you Apostle
Glorrrrreeeyyyyy

Bernard
Bernard
9 months ago

My heart and mind is cultivated as I meditate on the word of God..Glory be to God

Linda Teye
Linda Teye
9 months ago

Thank you Jesus
I am intentional about my growth in Christ

Belinda Teye
Belinda Teye
9 months ago

Thank you father for the opportunity to grow .
I am international about my growth in the Lord.

Bumbede
Bumbede
9 months ago

Thank you Lord

Simon Dotse
Simon Dotse
9 months ago

Envy, bitterness, and offenses have no place in my heart. Thank You Jesus for this truth

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
9 months ago

The keyword I gleaned is intentionality. One must cultivate the habit that imbues growth.

Nuel
Nuel
9 months ago

Glory to God

I am intentional about my growth in the Lord

Halleluyah

Angela Zotra
9 months ago

Gloreey
I take responsibility of my growth by taking advantage of my partnership with the Lord in the Holy Spirit
I am an example of faith
I demonstrate the love of Christ in all that I do
I fellowship with the word always….
Hallelujah

Cyrille De-saba
Cyrille De-saba
9 months ago

Thank you Jesus for the direction to grow..

Emmanuel Opoku
Emmanuel Opoku
9 months ago

I TAKE HEED..

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
9 months ago

Thank you, Lord Jesus. I am intentional about my growth in the Lord.

Juliet Yeboah Appiah
Juliet Yeboah Appiah
9 months ago

I take responsibility of my growth. Christ is my focus. I am an example of faith to the saints.

Helina Akagbo
9 months ago

Thank God for this opportunity and Apostle Bennie also for this opportunity
Your growth in Christ is really important and your focus must not be on being superior over other saints but your focus must always be as Paul said that I may know him

Amoah Eyram
9 months ago

Im a true expression of the Love and grace of God
Im measured by the word of God
Christ is my central focus in all my habits and in all my thoughts .
I grow in Spirit

Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
9 months ago

I am intentional about my growth in Christ

Francis
Francis
9 months ago

I take responsibility of my growth by taking advantage of my partnership with the LORD

Francis
Francis
9 months ago

I must manifest and express Christ in a greater measure

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