Three Habits to Help You Grow Spiritually

by Rick Warren

“But as for me, I will sing about your power. Each morning I will sing with joy about your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety when I am in distress” (Psalm 59:16 NLT).

We all want our relationships to be characterized by persistence and self-sacrifice. But we can never do that on our own. The kind of love we long to show others is only found in a growing relationship with God. Without God’s power in our lives, our love will run out.

You don’t build that kind of relationship with God—one that will help you love others when you want to give up—by accident. You do it through habits.

Here are three habits that will help you grow in your relationship with God.

1. A daily quiet time. Let God talk to you through the Bible and through prayer. Nothing will help your life more. The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 4:16, “This is the reason we never lose heart. Our body does suffer wear and tear, but every day the inward man receives fresh strength” (PH). Outwardly our body suffers wear and tear, but spiritually we can be renewed every day by spending time alone with God. It’s not hard. Read through a chapter of the Bible, meditate on it, and talk with God about what’s going on in your life.

2. Small group. The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25, “Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…” (NIV). You need to spend time with other believers. I hope you have a church family. Be a part of whatever mechanism they have to connect you with a small group, whether that’s a Sunday School or off-campus small group. You need the prayer support and encouragement of other believers. A Christian without a small group is an orphan.

3. Worship through song. Psalm 59:16 says, “I will sing about your strength, my God, and I will celebrate because of your love” (CEV). Singing builds you up. The singing time at your church isn’t just the warm-up act; it’s just as important as the message. Don’t miss it this weekend. Also, put some worship music on your iPod or MP3 player this week and don’t be afraid to sing along. It will recharge your soul and give you the God-given strength to love others.

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12 responses to “Three Habits to Help You Grow Spiritually

  1. i like the methods you have given for the belivers to follow. am impressed and i want to follow them and see myself growing spritually. i would also love if we can be friends so as to encourge one another in our spiritual life

  2. i am excited but i want to more about God.

  3. Spiritual growth is always on my mind whenever i pray.

  4. Sharon Graham

    Thanks,These 3 thing I will follow and I no I will grow Even more Spiritual and Closer to God again.

  5. Thank you sir, The small group habit is really very vital to our spiritual growth and to keep us in check. It is from this group you can draw strength from when you are down as they as encourage & pray with you.

  6. Thank you for allowing God to use you to speak to my deepest desire! to spiritully grow daily while becoming more and more like like Him!!

    • Hi Ms. Monica, it my pleasure to help others. especially disseminate God’s words. i hope you continue follow God’s desire to you as what i done to me. God Bless U!

  7. i love this.i feel blessd every time i read it.

  8. Samuel chigozie

    Spiritually growth is all i want

  9. Than’ yu fo tht spiritual growth guide ,surely if we become frendly with our bible it wil help us know our God’s and Him knowin us thru è scriptures. Its so refreshin. Wud love to be yo frend on facebook ,add me if u hev an fbk acc. Mine is nommy simoyi.

  10. Please help i agree with you run out of love because my hole life i had woman and the last three years no woman or not to many friends i got sobber two yrs ago and found out about my god and i need to grow spirituly my life is sad and im going to go to church and try tobjust keep prayin my life gets better and for gods will to be done and not mine i give all of me to you god and i thank you if theres any people that know any ways to grow please email me at bru262629@yahoo.com thank you

  11. hi dear ones am sorry have been away for a long time coz my laptops screen broke n my phone had a problem logging in.but now am completely back.

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