Foundational Bible Study for
Seek Ye First The Kingdom of God
But seek ye first the kingdom
of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto
you. ~ Matthew 6:33
Here for a Printable Version of this Bible Study for Spiritual Growth.
is much more to your Spiritual Growth than just reading and responding
to scriptures. If you really want to grow in the Lord, you will have to
make a commitment to yourself that you will seek Him-even when it is
God loves you, and He wants more for you.
But, God operates in
covenants and promises. To receive a promise you read in the Word of
God, you can't just know it. You have to meditate on it until it
becomes a part of who you are.
BLESSED is the man who walks and
lives not in the counsel of the ungodly,
...But his delight and desire
are in the law of the Lord,
and on His law
(the precepts, the instructions,
the teachings of God)
he habitually meditates
(ponders & studies)
by day and by night.
-Psalms 1:1,2 (Amplified)
Do you delight
in the teachings and instructions of God? Do they bring you joy and
peace as you think on them throughout the day? That is what happens
when they become a part of you.
The Lord promises you:
I love those who love me,
and those who seek me early and diligently
shall find me.
-Proverbs 8:17 (Amplified)
It is only through making time to find Him
daily that you will become the Christian you know you are pre-destined
Now, I must warn you. There is a dangerous
epidemic plaguing much of
the Body of Christ today. It is called Spiritual Complacency. Don't let
it infect you.
For some reason, as Christians, we get
satisfied with where we are in
God. We assume that since we have followed God for X number of years,
we don't need a Bible study for Spiritual Growth. We are as spiritually
mature as we are going to get.
Well, Beloved, I have exciting news for
you. No matter where you are in the Lord,
...if from there you will seek
(inquire for and require as necessity)
the Lord your God,
you will find Him
if you [truly]seek Him
with all your heart [and mind] and soul and life.
-Deuteronomy 4:29 (Amplified)
Have you figured out that you do require
more of God's presence as a
necessity to a peaceful and fulfilling life? That is the whole basis of
conducting a personalized Bible Study for Spiritual Growth, isn't it? So, lets go seek Him!
Quick Spiritual Growth
Tips for The Busy Christian
- Wake up 30 minutes earlier.
If you have kids, get up a bit before they do. Use that extra time as
your "Time Apart" to study, pray, or just bask in the Spirit.
- Split your lunch time in 1/2. Go to your
car or another quiet spot, and spend the 1st 1/2 of your lunch break
seeking the Lord.
- Other people take Smoke Breaks.
Take a few 10 minute Word Breaks throughout your
work day. If you have the Internet at your desk, frequent sites like Crosswalk
that have uplifting and inspirational devotionals.
- Sign up for The Hem Devotional.
It is an inspiring eDevotional that I send out to
Christians around the world every month. You'll get a devotion, a
scripture meditation card, and direct links to all of the new studies
- Pray as you go!
Designate certain events as prayer time. Driving to work, laundry, and
other mindless activities are perfect opportunities to get lost in the
- Turn off the radio or TV. Pop in a
worship CD that you know moves you and take this chance to worship the
You are God's Masterpiece...in Progress
As you travel through your own personal Spiritual Growth journey,
remember that "...he who began a good work in you will carry
it on to completion.
"-Philippians 1:6 (NIV)
was perfect so you wouldn't have to be. Satan will try to make you feel
condemned about where you are, but don't let him. God is still working
and you are still seeking.
And God loves a seeker!
Study for Spiritual Growth
1. How often do you take time out
to spend alone with the Lord in prayer, personal worship time, or
2. Do you ever have a problem with
perfectionism? If so, why? Pray and
ask God to help you be at peace with where you are. Ask Him to guide
you through the rest of the Bible Study for Spiritual Growth Courses.
Select at least one of the Quick Tips that
you will use this week. If you do not see one that would work for your
situation, make up your own. Write yourself a reminder and put it
somewhere memorable. Evaluate yourself at the end of the week. Were you
consistent? Do you feel a closer connection to God? Did you notice any
changes in yourself-More patience? More peace?
I pray that you have enjoyed your first Bible study for spiritual
Your next step in in the Foundations Bible Study is to develop your
understanding of who God really is. You will begin by exploring
God's heart and His essence.
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