Although we are God’s children, our heavenly Father doesn’t want us stuck in the newborn phase. I invite you to prayerfully consider your current relationship with the Lord and the next spiritual place where you feel the Lord wants to take you. Consider these questions:

  • Do you invite God into every area of your life, or only welcome Him in specific places or ways? 1 Peter 4:11 says “If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen.”
  • Do you admit your struggles to God? 1 Corinthians 10:13 says “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man.  God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.”
  • How easily do you forgive others? How often to do you ask others for forgiveness? Colossians 3:13 says Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”
  • When facing a crisis, do you seek the Lord’s intervention as primary position (first resort) or fallback position (last resort)? Matthew 6:33 says “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
  • Is your relationship with God more like a best friend or a distant relative? Psalm 63:3-8 says “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you. So I will bless you as long as I live; in your name I will lift up my hands. My soul will be satisfied as with fat and rich food, and my mouth will praise you with joyful lips, when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night; for you have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.”
  • Do you acknowledge God solely during seasons of crisis or seasons of celebration? Romans 8:37 says “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”
  • Do you commit your plans to God or do you commit God to your plans? Psalm 37:5 says “Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him, and he will act.”

The Lord wants you to trust Him with everything! You can use lessons from past experiences to increase your faith and spur growth as you ascend to new levels of trust, gaining a greater understanding of God’s infinite power, wisdom, and love. I encourage you to read this Level Up post and prayerful ask God to reveal the next destination on your spiritual journey.


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