10 Steps To Spiritual Growth For a Christian
At 10 Steps Further, your spiritual growth is important to us. This page highlights some of the episodes that specifically target our spiritual growth. Do you need rest for your soul? Do you struggle with failure feelings? Do you feel like you’re living in the unresolved? Take the time to listen to these podcasts designed to nurture your soul.
1. Rest for your souls
You can’t rest until you stop trying to do it on your own. You can’t find rest until you stop faking it. You can’t find rest until you stop trying to do it all yourself. Jesus says come to me. If work has burned you out come. If your schedule is crazy come. If you have been trying to earn your way into being good enough come. Come to me. I will give you rest. I won’t lay any heavy guilt trip on you.
2. Forgiveness, the keys to giving, the keys to getting
Jesus doesn’t give us an option. He goes as far as to say that if we cannot forgive, then forget about being forgiven. The reason he says that so strongly is because Jesus knows that forgiveness is the key to a better life for you. That setting that person who hurt your free is the key to getting set free yourself.
3. Love Does
Here’s the deal with love. Love isn’t just an emotion. Love isn’t merely a feeling. Love doesn’t just mean well. Love doesn’t just hope for the best. Love does. Love reaches out. Love makes a change.
4. The Thrill of Hope
Wouldn’t you like to experience the thrill of hope. Wouldn’t you like to be someone who eagerly anticipates what’s next. Wouldn’t you like to be known as a person of hope. Someone who believes the best is coming.
5. A One Handful Life
Ecclesiastes 4:6 says “Better one handful with tranquillity than two handfuls with toil and chasing after the wind.” A one handful life leaves room for margin. Margin is the space between our load and our limits. Margin is the gap between rest and exhaustion, the space between breathing freely and suffocating. Margin is the opposite of overload. Maybe it’s time to learn how to live a one handful life.
6. Failing Forward
The most inventive people are usually the best at failing forward, i.e., learning from what went wrong. Failure isn’t fatal; in fact, it is actually REQUIRED for innovation success—as long as you don’t freak out, make catastrophic mistakes or (ironically) fail to learn from it.
7. Authenticity Leads to Wholeness
Authenticity is a collection of choices we make every day. It’s about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen. We’re going to stop pretending to be perfect. We are going to use less makeup. We aren’t just going to tell the good stories about our accomplishments. We are going to be honest and real with our good and our bad. Sounds good right? Why is it so hard?
8. The Power of Encouragement
It takes 15 words of encouragement to overcome one criticism (Made up statistic, but 56% of all statistics are made up). We live in a mean tweet society that values sarcasm and a quick comeback. Wouldn’t you rather be the person who empowered those around you with encouragement?
9. The Search for Security
How important is security to you? Financial security? Home security? Personal insecurity? God offers us security in all areas of our lives. Find out how.
10. Living in the Unresolved
There are two great moments with goal setting. Setting the goal and reaching the goal. Unfortunately, the bulk of goal setting is spent in a third place. Living in the unresolved. Life happens in the unresolved. Growth happens in the unresolved. Faith happens in the unresolved.