My friends, increase can be measured in so many ways –financial, career, relationships and so on. However, the increase that far outweighs the material and is worth paying attention to is spiritual increase.
The word of God reminds us in 1 Corinthians 13:11 thus “When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me”.
This scripture is a reminder that as we mature in our Christian faith, we must daily evaluate our:
- Thoughts – to make sure they align with the will of God and if it is not, take corrective actions.
- Words – our words come from the thoughts we conceive – so, we need to make sure that we speak life not death in any situation, event or circumstance.
- Actions – evidence of our thoughts and words, as people are watching our actions to determine whether they will serve God or not. We cannot afford to be a stumbling block to others.
Christ follower, daily examine your life for spiritual increase and where there is a gap, ask God to help you make the necessary change. If you are currently not a Christ follower, the God of increase awaits you – come.
All glory to God!
About The Author:
Agnes is a leader with proven business acumen in a variety of industries. She holds an executive MBA from the University of Hull, United Kingdom, and is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP). She is the author of Transforming Business with Godly Governance: Nine Characteristics for Workplace Success; God Cares for Me in Every Season: Godly Insights for Singleness, Marriage and Divorce; The Provisions of God: Insights from a Cat Named Mascot, and Weekly Insights for the Workplace: A Devotional for Christian Professionals
Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.