Here are just a few reasons:
Are you thirsting for a more intimate relationship with your Heavenly Father? Can you sense in your heart that God is calling you to a deeper level of Christian spiritual growth than you have ever experienced before?
God's desire is for the two of you to share a deeper intimacy than you may have ever dreamed possible. But, like any relationship, developing this kind of oneness with God is not something that happens over night - It takes time and work.
And it's that four letter word - WORK - that keeps so many of us bound by the chains of religion instead of being free to experience the deeper relationship with God that He has waiting for us.
But, if the true desire of your heart is to take your Christian spiritual growth to the next level, you can start on that journey today right from where you are.
How do you begin? One Footstep at a time...
Footstep #1 - Develop An Understanding Of Who God Really Is. The foundation for any relationship is truly knowing the other person. If you do not know them - their heart and their true character - then how can you ever really trust them? If you don't truly trust them, then what kind of relationship do you really have after all?
In order to connect with God, you have to understand the depths of who He is and who He wants to be in your life. You have to begin building a true friendship with your Heavenly Father.
Footstep #2 - Get Real With God...And With Yourself. As Christians, it is easy to get in the habit of walking around in what I like to call our "Perfect Christian Mask." We pretend that nothing gets to us. Nothing shakes our faith or breaks our heart. On the outside, we look tough as nails - But on the inside, we are not as strong as we would like others to think.
The danger of the "Perfect Christian Mask" is that you are not perfect. There are times when your faith IS shaky and your heart IS broken. But, having those moments does not make you a bad Christian any more than trying to ignore them makes you a good one.
A true sign of Christian Spiritual Growth is when you can go to God and say - I need help. I fear. I hurt. And, You are the only one I can tell because You are the only one who can help me.
That kind of nakedness before God is what will move you from religion to relationship and truly transform your life.
Do you really want to experience dynamic Christian spiritual growth?
Step out on faith. Begin your journey by taking these two footsteps. They may seem small, but you will be amazed at what God can do inside your heart when you truly know Him, and let down your guard enough to let Him truly know you too.
Ameerah Lewis is a devout Christian who has dedicated herself to helping other Christians truly connect with God.
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You Were Created For Communion With God!
By Ameerah Lewis
Did you know that, just like Adam and Eve living in the
Garden, God wants to come and make His home with you right where you
are (John 14:20-23)?
From the moment of man's creation, God's plan was always for us to have an intimate relationship with Him. To be able to walk and talk together in a union unlike any other we are able to experience here on earth.
And that is your purpose too.
We've all read the history of creation. After creating the world, your Heavenly Father skillfully and uniquely created us in His own image. Just like He had dominion over heaven, He gave us dominion over earth. We were a match made in heaven. But, because of Adam and Eve's mistake, there was a rift created within the relationship between God and man.
But, because of God's unyielding love for you, He refused to let that be the end of the love story. He devised a plan that would wipe man's slate clean, and mend the broken bond between God and man...
Of course, even as a Christian, Satan does not want you to feel like the Lord is with you. He would rather you confine your spiritual walk to mere religion, and have you miss out on the opportunity to experience what Jesus died to give you – An intimate relationship with God.Your Heavenly Father promises to be that "friend that sticketh closer than a brother." (Proverbs 18:23-24). Just like you are longing to commune with Him, He is longing to be close to you.
The Holy Spirit has been sent to this earth to commune with the children of God. To be your Counselor when you need counsel. To be your Strengthener, when you need strength. To ensure that you will never have to walk through your life alone.
Because you were never intended to.
I pray that you enjoyed this excerpt from Ameerah Lewis' powerful Christian eBook, Becoming God's Masterpiece. Her 10 week course on how to develop a transformational relationship with God has been called "a personal answer to a cry from the heart."
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