As Christian women, we are called to be spiritually mature and continually grow in our relationship with the Lord. But what does that actually mean? And how can we achieve it? To be spiritually mature means to have a deep relationship with God and to be able to make sound decisions that align with His will for our lives. It can be a lifelong journey, but there are some specific things we can do to grow in our spiritual maturity.
A big part of being spiritually mature is having a close relationship with God. And the best way to do that is through prayer. When we pray, we open up the lines of communication with God and allow Him to speak into our lives. We also get to share our heart’s desires with Him and ask for His guidance. Prayer is such an important part of the decision-making process because it allows us to tap into God’s wisdom and discernment.
I know I haven’t made a single major decision without the help of God since I became a Christian. After my first marriage failed, I was praying about where to go. I wanted to be back down south and didn’t know what that looked like at the time or where I would end up. Naturally, I prayed about it. I felt the tug to move to the Savannah area where I didn’t know a single person. I had no housing lined up, but I went for it. And it was the best decision I ever made!
I ended up meeting my husband just a few months after I moved here and it was an instant connection. We just knew that we were meant for each other. And I met him at church of all places! If I hadn’t been obedient to what God was telling me to do, I never would have met my husband. And we now have two beautiful children that we get to raise together in this lovely city.
Prayer is such an important part of the spiritual journey. If you don’t have a regular prayer life, I encourage you to start today. It will make a world of difference in your relationship with God and in your ability to make wise decisions.
Prayer is how we talk to God and the scriptures are how He talks back. Another way to grow in spiritual maturity is by studying scripture. When we read the Bible, we learn more about who God is and what His will is for our lives. We also gain a better understanding of the world around us and how we fit into God’s plan. The more time we spend in Scripture, the more equipped we will be to make wise decisions that please God.
One of the best decisions I ever made was to start a daily Bible study. It was something I had always wanted to do but never seemed to find the time for. But I finally took the plunge and it has made such a difference in my life! I am so much more attuned to God’s voice and His leading. And I have a much better understanding of His will for my life. If you don’t already have a regular Bible study, I highly encourage you to start one today. It will be such a blessing in your life!
It can be helpful to have accountability partners in our journey toward spiritual maturity. These are people who we can go to for prayer and advice when we are facing tough decisions. It’s important to choose people who will give us godly counsel and who will encourage us to follow Christ wholeheartedly. Having accountability partners helps us to stay focused on growing in our relationship with God and making choices that honor Him. I firmly believe in the Titus 2 model of mentorship and discipleship.
I have someone I stay accountable to for my financial decisions outside of my family so I can keep us on track with our goals, someone I go to about deep doctrine discussions, and a few people I go to for spiritual warfare prayer. Each one of these relationships has helped me grow closer to God and has given me the wisdom I need to make tough decisions.
If you don’t have any accountability partners, I encourage you to seek out some godly people who can help you grow in your faith. It will make a world of difference in your spiritual walk! If you need someone to walk alongside you, I’d love to invite you to check out a community of Christian women where we will support you in whatever stage of life you’re in. Join us here.
Making spiritually mature decisions starts with having a close relationship with God. We can grow in our relationship with Him by praying and studying His Word. It’s also helpful to have accountability partners who will encourage us to seek God’s will in every area of our lives. As we focus on following Christ wholeheartedly, He will give us the wisdom and discernment we need to make choices that honor Him.