Gail Rodgers Sharing the Journey

Light On My Path Part 25 - Spiritually Alive

In these days of growing awareness in the spiritual and the supernatural, God gives us guidance as to what to watch for. He tells us how to grow in our spiritual life without confusion. 2 Peter 3:18 spells it out for us…

“Grow in the grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18

To grow in grace means to think and act with the force of God’s love behind all you do. It is having God’s influence upon your heart in such a way that it makes a difference in how you live. God’s acceptance of you can influence your heart and be reflected in your life as you walk in confidence knowing He has chosen you and forgiven you.

True spirituality moves you toward knowledge of Jesus as the Influencer of your heart. It goes beyond a mere knowledge of religious facts. It goes beyond the clutter of spiritual interest that has its focus outside of Jesus. It is allowing His influence on your heart to reflect change in the way you handle yourself. It is the power of His Spirit at work in you.

Growing… moving forward from one place to another as you reflect on Jesus and His influence in your life. Allow His truth to penetrate your heart and help you to turn from the choices that exclude Him and to accept His forgiveness.

Allow Jesus to influence your heart and your choices. Determine if any particular activity or information is increasing your knowledge of Jesus and causing you to grow in understanding how He can influence your heart and your life. Anything less is a cheap counterfeit of truth.

prayer & reflection

Father God,
There is so much out there today on spirituality. Please help me to grow in my knowledge of Jesus and His strength for my life. Help me to grow in allowing Your influence upon my heart in such a way that it changes how I live. Help me to be discerning and wise as I grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, my Lord and my Savior.
In Jesus’ name I pray, amen.