Have you ever considered the fact that God wants to use YOU to help another grow closer to Him? And that He has spiritually designed you for that very purpose!
For most of us, that isn’t even on our radar!
We tend to think and act like it’s someone else’s responsibility…someone like a pastor or ministry staff… but to embrace the truth that I have a responsibility for the growth of someone else… that’s a different story.
But, it’s true… take a look at Scripture and you’ll find some of the strongest verses on becoming more like Christ talk about needing each other to get there.
Take for example Ephesians 4:16 – “Under His direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.”
Hebrews 10:24 – “And let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds.”
Therefore, Community may be the greatest missing piece for the average Christ-follower’s growth.
And for that reason, it will be our growth challenge throughout 2015… to experience the transformational power of true spiritual community.
Grab a friend and go for growth!
This month we are recommending the YouVersion Bible App as a wonderful tool to help you grab a friend(s) and go for growth in God’s Word!
Within the Bible App, you can “Friend” a friend, which allows you to see each other’s highlighted verses and notes AND comment on them. You can “like” each other’s progress as daily reading completions show up on each other’s feeds, encouraging each other in spending daily time with God in His Word.
Join us in using the YouVersion Bible App to go for growth!
Here are some other ideas…
- One Year Bible – Ask someone to read through the Bible with you this year. Use the One Year Bible plan to stay on track and to make sure you are each reading the same thing every day.
- Pray – Invite someone to join you in prayer each week. Meet together for 20-60 minutes a week and pray about what’s important to each of you in your work, family, ministry, neighborhood, etc.
- The Secret Things of God – Read a book together. We recommend “The Secret Things of God.” Noted author and psychologist Dr. Henry Cloud (Boundaries) explores applying biblical truths to real life, unlocking spiritual realities that make life work: true joy, inner peace, sustaining hope and powerful purpose.