A stronger spiritual life in this day and age is as important as getting saved. With the evolution in technology, believers need not joke about building their spiritual capacity. If they do, they stand the risk of loosing it all to commercialism, materialism, and secularism.
The media is not helping matters. A higher percentage of contents displayed over the media is dangerous to the spiritual life of a believer. Building a stronger spiritual life is more like taking on the whole Armour of God to withstand the pollution of the end time.
Here are 5 ways to build a stronger spiritual life.
1. Bear Fruits:
Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.John 15:2 (ESV)
A spiritual life constantly bearing fruits for the Lord is a spiritual life that will not die too soon. In John 15, the Lord tells us that the more we bear fruits, the more he purges us and consequently, the stronger we are to bear more fruits.
2. Thirst and Drink!
But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.John 4:14 (ESV)
When we thirst, he gives us to drink. And then we go thirsty again. The more we thirst and drink, the stronger we become spiritually. The place of prayer is our go-to river to drink. We must never joke with it. Your spirit man will suffer dehydration when you forget to drink or do not drink enough. Spend more time in the secret place!
3. Beware of the love of money and worldliness:
Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have…Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.Hebrews 13:5,6, Romans 12:2 (ESV)
4. Embrace Discipleship:
Folly is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of discipline drives it far from him… And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers…Proverbs 22:15, Acts 2:42 (ESV)
A disciple is a disciplined learner. To build a stronger spiritual life, you need to learn with discipline. Trust God to direct your path to a more spiritually matured believer who will help you maintain the disciplines of the christian faith. And will not hesitate to call you to order when you are going astray.
5. Know and Submit to God’s will
…that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.Colossians 1:9-10 (ESV)
6. Never get tired of the word:
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work.2 Timothy 3:16 (ESV)
The word of God is your spiritual meal, the most effectual tool for discipleship. Never get tired of it. Read it. Study it. Listen to it. Meditate on it. Share it.
7. Be filled with the Spirit:
And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the SpiritEphesians 5:18 (ESV)
A life filled with the Holy Spirit is a dynamic life. If you have not been baptized with the Holy Ghost, it is time to seek Him with all your heart. Receiving the baptism of the Holy Spirit is one great milestone that will accelerate your spiritual growth and make your spiritual life stronger. Believers who trust God for a refilling of the Spirit daily enjoy an effectual prayer life which is essential for spiritual energy, divine guidance and express ability to discern the will of God.
How to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brotherly affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.2 Peter 1:5-8 (ESV)