Spiritual transformation has some significant advantages, particularly in our relationships. These benefits come over time, but we can speed up the process using the right focus in our quiet time. This article provides a method to focus on relationships in our quiet time so we can fast track change.
We are inclined to think that we depend on others to change in order for our relationships to change. But the biggest relationship transformation comes when spiritual transformation comes to us. While we all have different relationships, we can focus on relationship transformation in our quiet time by focusing on in three key areas.
We all want spiritual growth, but what does that look like? How can I know if I am growing at all? We’ve already seen that spiritual growth, for Christians, means growing in holiness, or in Christlikeness. With this in mind, there are a number of key indicators we can use to assess our spiritual growth.
Spiritual transformation is about taking in truth as God reveals it in His word and letting it affect our beliefs, interpretations, desires, feelings, commitments and actions. How do we do this? It starts with reading the Word of God and letting it affect us. Here are three areas of knowledge that help us grow in godliness.
The character of God matters to our quiet times. There are several big lessons we should learn as we read the Bible. We should learn that God is great. The more we understand this, the more we will recognize that we exist for Him and He is to be worshiped on His terms. Therefore, there is one key result we need from our daily devotional.
At the end of December and the beginning of January, many Christians go out to select a Bible reading plan for the following year. Around February or March, a surprisingly small percentage of people are persisting with their selection. There are many reasons why, but asking these five simple questions will help you select the right Bible reading plan for your needs, and help keep you from becoming a statistic.
While reading through the different books about spiritual disciplines, you might walk away confused about which spiritual disciplines you should focus. One major book on Spiritual disciplines has 11; another has 17, and yet another 7. What’s more frustrating is that there is little overlap between these lists. When it comes to your quiet time, there are five disciplines that we need to include.
Let me be the first to acknowledge that memorizing the Bible is hard work. It is mentally taxing and requires great discipline. But add to this the fact that we don’t all think the same way, and it follows that remembering memory verses works differently for all of us. So, when it comes to memorizing Scripture, we need a system that works for our mind and daily routine. Here are three approaches to memorizing scripture one memory verse at a time.