I remember after speaking at a women’s event, a gal approached me and thanked me for my time.
“I wish I had your faith.” She said.
I smiled and I told her,
“Growing in your faith takes more than wishing.”
I’ve been working on strengthening my faith for a long time. It is not a quick process. It isn’t difficult, but it takes work. Unlike most of our lives today, you cannot get the most recent app and begin the process.
Thankfully there are others who have already journeyed this path, and have left us breadcrumbs along the way.
I’ve recently shared many of my thoughts in my April, A to Z of Spiritual Growth.
Summarized, the two main elements of Spiritual growth are Self-Knowledge and the work of the Holy Spirit. Self-Knowledge is the starting point, because that is where the work is done, inside oneself. Paul prays for this inner work as he encourages new believers in Ephesus,
“God may grant you to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in your inner being …”
That “inner being” is really our souls. There are so many things that hide that “inner being.” That part of us that the Holy Spirit wants to reach, and teach.
My mother’s death motivated me to begin this work. I was terrified. I’m thankful I wasn’t alone as I turned inward. On the journey, I found the breadcrumbs left by others. Their experiences provided just what I needed.
I know you have questions that you have not found the answers for. How do I know? Because I did too. You don’t need to struggle on this journey alone.
Visit my page on Spiritual Direction. It might be the thing you need to discover who you are, and how God wants to help you find the answers to the questions you have.