Spiritual Growth

Resources to help elevate your spiritual walk and grow as God designed you to grow.

Perfection is Overrated

Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 (NIV) Why do we seek perfection? The short answer is Pride. As people, there is a natural desire to want to be acknowledged and known for being the best at something. And while there is nothing wrong with striving for excellence, a desire to be perfect can mask selfish ambition, a people …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Patience”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23 Throughout the new testament, the believer is encouraged to develop patience. It is synonymous with being steadfast or longsuffering. I want you to understand patience as maintaining your position and …

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God Defines Our Worth

If you were to describe yourself in a few statements, what would you say? When we are born, our view of self is highly dependent on our early experiences in life. As we get older, we often look to other persons, relationships, career pursuits, wealth etc. to determine significance. Even more, if we encounter trauma …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Peace”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”  – Galatians 5:22-23 The fruit of peace is so crucial in the life of a believer. Thayer’s Greek Lexicon refers to it as an exemption from the rage and havoc of war. …

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Let’s Use Our Weapons

The weapons we fight with may not be physical guns, swords, or bombs, but through the mighty power of God, they are Weapons of Mass Destruction and Deliverance.  The Word of God is our Spiritual sword in Ephesians 6:17. It is quick, powerful, and sharper than any other sword. God’s Word can be life and …

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Don’t Get Bitter, But Better…

“I loathe my own life; I will give full vent to my complaint; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.”-Job 10:1 The story of Job has always spoken great volumes to me. There were seasons of my life that I struggled with bitterness towards God. I didn’t understand the bigger picture of God’s …

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Fruits of the Spirit In-depth Study and Application “Joy”

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” ~Galatians 5:22-23  O to have the joy of the Lord! The prophet Nehemiah declared the Joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). The word for joy here in Hebrew is …

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Is it Bad to Compare Myself?

Do you sometimes feel like you are less than enough? My dear friend, I hope this resonates with you today. You are God’s creation; He made you exactly how He wanted to. You are not lacking. You were dreamed up and made uniquely with characteristics all your own. We always hear “comparison is the thief …

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What is Praise & Worship?

Psalm 150: 1-6 Praise the Lord! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise Him in his mighty heavens! Praise Him for His mighty deeds; praise Him according to His excellent greatness! Praise Him with trumpet sound; praise Him with lute and harp! Praise Him with tambourine and dance; praise Him with strings and pipe! Praise Him with …

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His Peace Outweighs My Anxiety

Read: Judges 6:1-16 Anyone who’s struggled with fear and anxiety understands the difficulty of overcoming these emotions. Gideon was a man who experienced great apprehension because he lived when Israel was being oppressed by the Midianites as a result of their rebellion against God. Conditions had become so desperate that Gideon was threshing grain in …

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