A poor diet may have an injurious impact on health. Now let’s consider the nutrition necessary for spiritual growth. The nutrition for this new diet is only found in the written Word of God, and we cannot get the full benefit of it by only observing at a distance or hitting and missing at our assembling.
We need to understand, the intent of assembly is for regular use by every believer even believers with decades of experience. This fellowship is a great help and a means of steadfastness and perseverance to our belief. That is why Paul urged us not neglecting meeting together, not staying away from our worship meeting (Hebrews 10:25). The only way an athlete becomes strong, is by their commitment and dedication to practice strict self-control, discipline and train their body for success. We too, have to follow the essential disciplines of Prayer Service, Bible Study and Worship Service to fuel us. Our spiritual progress depends on that, our growth is conditioned by that.
It would limit our quality of living, if we move to another country and never learn to speak the language nor learn the culture of that country. It would be impossible to have the best education that suit the kind of lifestyle we wish to live if after graduating from kindergarten we don’t go to school thru college. We eat to satisfy physical hunger and to sustain physical life, why then should we deprive our soul? The Word of
God is to satisfy our hunger and thirst in our soul.
We are not to mistaken that after becoming a new person in Christ, the journey begins; it does not stop. For some it may not at first be easy to adapt; but we all must make it a goal to be committed to live for Christ
Who willingly traded His life for ours. He died to pay the penalty of sins that belonged to us. Shouldn’t we willingly love Him, stay faithful to Him, lay aside our striving for pleasure, and do anything for Him, for
what He did?
It’s a fact that you will stop growing spiritually if you lack spiritual dedication. It’s only in a soil of a continuing devoted and steadfast heart that the Word is received and spiritual fruit is produced continually. That’s the remedy for a good soil.
The condition of the soil really matter! Take care of your soil by attending a local church faithfully; it is our duty as followers of Christ that we may be delighted, refreshed, instructed, and edified. Dedication and commitment are keys for growth, and Spiritual growth is not for a season, it’s for a lifetime.