We condition our physical body by going to gym or exercising daily but what happens when we suddenly stop for a while and then get back to track again?
Isn’t it hard and our body goes through adjustments and the feeling is like going back to the start again before getting to the right shape. The same is true for our spiritual life, when we suddenly stop growing our faith we get weak, tired, and restless.
The question now is why do we suddenly stop? Maybe because we are experiencing difficulties in life or maybe we lack the motivation to keep on growing but we should remain faithful! The more we experience problems and pains the more that we should strive to grow in our faith.
How do we grow?
1. Focusing in the word of God and Abiding in Him
Romans 10:17 “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ”
This isn’t just merely reading but internalizing and uderstanding His word not only through mind but also by heart because without God’s words, we will be lost and we do not want that to happen because our goal is to grow.
John 15:6-7 “If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you”.
2. Igniting the fire
We never stop growing and continously we must always keep the fire burning so that we can also share the light that we have in Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 3:13 “their work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each person’s work”.
We treasure not the things of this world but the word of the Lord, and by treasuring it we must understand it with all of our hearts, mind, and soul.
Matthew 6:21 “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
I like the quote “no pain, no gain” because it’s true! When we experience pain we learn to endure and to fully depend on God. So we must not only be physically fit but also spiritually F.I.T.(FOCUS, IGNITE, TREASURE)