As Christians our model for maturity is Jesus Christ. We’re to think, act, feel and talk like Christ. He’s our model. He not only came to save us from our sins but also show us how to live.
Spiritual growth is not accidental. You must intend to grow. You must make a choice to grow. That means you’re as close to Jesus Christ as you choose to be. You can choose to be a spiritual baby your entire life or a spiritual giant. It’s your choice.
Matthew 9:9 As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man named Matthew sitting at his tax collector’s booth. “Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him. So Matthew got up and followed him. (NLT)
Matthew made a choice to follow Jesus. He made a commitment to follow Him. Did Matthew follow Jesus perfectly at first. Of course not. None of us do. If you wait until you’re able to follow Jesus perfectly before you make a commitment, you’ll never accomplish anything for God. First you make a commitment to grow, then you grow into that commitment.
If you want to grow in your spiritual life you have to make some commitments to God in the following areas. First, commit to attending church on Sunday. Second, commit to reading and studying your Bible on a daily basis. Third, commit to having a daily quiet time with God where you can talk to God through prayer while He’s talking to you through His word. Fourth, commit to getting into a small group where you can be accountable to other Christians who will encourage you to grow. Fifth, find a place in your church where you can serve God and others.
These are just a few things that will help stretch you as a Christian and help you to start growing spiritually.