“I want to grow in my faith.”
I hear some variation of that statement almost every week. And I think it’s awesome. It’s a desire to learn more about God, about how to live in a way that honours him, or about spiritual progress and following Jesus more closely.
Each person is a bit different of course. But one of the biggest ways for you to grow spiritually is to connect in conversation. That means seeking out opportunities to connect with other people and consciously talk about God and faith.
It could be in a formal setting like in a prayer group, Bible study, mission group, or small group. But it could also be in an informal setting, like getting together with some other people who share your faith and asking questions like, ‘How can we pray for each other?’ or ‘What do you think God is doing in your life lately?’
Proverbs 27:17 is one of my favourites: “As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” In other words, trusted spiritual friends make you stronger, wiser and sharper—not more dull!
Consider it a challenge: Connect in conversation.
“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.”
By Matthew Ruttan