If you are a believer, how would you describe the current state of your spiritual growth? What disciplines or practices have you found that help foster spiritual growth and change in your life? What have you tried that has not been beneficial in producing change in your life? Do you think our personalities impact what God uses to mature us? Should we all practice the same spiritual disciplines?
In Colossians 2:6 Paul gives us a key instruction for our spiritual growth – we are to continue to “walk” with Jesus in the same way that we received him. How did you receive Christ? What are the implications of this truth for your current “walk” with the Lord?
What role does “effort” play in our spiritual growth? Are we simply to, “Let go and let God”? If not, how do we know when our efforts to grow spiritually become legalistic and pharisaical?
“In our Christian journey, our goal should be progress not perfection!” Do you agree with this statement? Why or why not?