Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Spiritual Growth is Not Linear

Spiritual growth is not linear. Many - probably most - programs or processes designed to foster spiritual growth are linear. But spiritual growth itself isn't linear. One reason this is so is life isn't linear. Even when everything is well planned and scheduled the unplanned and the unscheduled still come at us. In the same way, you never know what Holy Spirit wants to address in your life. This doesn't mean one should be unintentional or haphazard in one's Christian life. It just means that our spiritual practices should be about keeping us in tune to the voice of the Holy Spirit so we may follow him wherever he leads us - even if his pathway is a series of zig zags and curves. (HT to Pastor Larry Osbourne for this idea.)

1 comment:

  1. Great topic.
    Thanks so much for your post. I found it so interesting.
    Thanks again.
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