Grow

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Grow: develop by increasing in size and changing physically; progress to maturity; cause to expand or increase

As Christians, we are called to continual growth. We are called to constantly seek more, to go deeper.

When we stop growing, we become spiritually stagnant. We become complacent. 

When we are first saved, we become a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). But this transformation shouldn’t be our last. We should continuously grow as we draw closer to God. We should be constantly transforming to look more and more like Christ each day. 

2 Peter 3:18 says, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ…”

With that knowledge, I ask you this: How are you fostering growth today?

Each day we should look to grow more, so examine yourself, and challenge yourself to grow more with these questions:

When I look back at last week, am I showing signs of growth?

Have I developed any?

Do I see an increase in faith, forgiveness, and love?

Have I progressed in spiritual maturity?

Has my faith expanded?

By asking yourself these questions, and honestly answering them, I hope to challenge you to seek growth this week. 

I pray that as you go into this week, that you begin to see evidence of growth. 

And I encourage you to always seek growth, and never stop learning and moving forward by leaps and bounds.


Maddisen Sauls is the smile and voice behind the Everyday Joy blog as well as the author of the Word of the Week posts and the editor of by leaps and bounds. Throughout her life, Maddisen has worked as a reporter for small town newspapers, a School Age and Preschool teacher, and has acquired her ministerial license. 

An avid book reader and lover of the written word, Maddisen is passionate about using her favorite medium to reach the lost and the hurting, and to offer encouragement and hope to those struggling through life. 

Following her battle with depression, Maddisen has made it her mission to help other people through this journey and to bring joy to the lives of the people around her. 

You can find Maddisen on Instagram @maddisen.paige

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