How to Grow Spiritually

07 April 2019 | By Anne Mathew

I love plants and seeing greens all around me. I am going to share something God has taught me with the example of the golden pothos or the money plant as most Indians call it.

Yes, many secular people believe keeping a money plant brings money into their homes. I have kept these money plants in small containers as well as big pots, in just water and in soil. I have seen this same plant with giant leaves creeping up on big trees with branches as well as on tall coconut trees. It even thrives without water for days at a stretch. The exceptional characteristic of this beautiful plant is that it just can’t stop growing no matter what. And I believe any believer who has tasted the Lord is like this plant that just can’t stop growing in the Lord.

This is beautiful!

However, having said that if we have to grow at our best and reach the full potential, it is important to check the environment around us. Because if the environment we are in is small and lacks proper nutrients, we can only grow as much as it can support. The environment we live in influences our thoughts and decisions. We need to be placed in the right soil to grow and build our faith.

Being planted in the right church and having right fellowship is important for our spiritual growth. Rooted and built up in HIM, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. (Colossians 2:7)

We need to cut off ties with anything that hinders our growth in Jesus and move out of it. It means saying goodbye to perhaps certain addictions, entertainment which just eats up our time, relationships that are toxic and the like. It will be different for each individual. We need to ask the Lord and act upon it accordingly. If we are constantly connected with Jesus, we will bear godly fruits in our life.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. (John 15:5)

So today, look at the environment around you and decide to make a change. Do not let the devil steal your spiritual growth.