Taking the next step in our faith isn’t always easy.
As new believers, we may have a hard time discerning the things that rally spur us on to greater growth in our faith. So far, we’ve learned that we must have a passionate pursuit of God, and that the power to change comes from the Holy Spirit that lives inside of us.
The Holy Spirit has some partners when it comes to change in our lives. One of those partners is the Word of God. As we read the Word of God, the Holy Spirit takes GOd’s Word and reveals truth. Then, as truth is revealed to us, we adjust our lives an obey what we have learned. Henry Blackaby says, “The Spirit always uses God’s Word to reveal Himself and His purposes. The Spirit uses God’s Word to instruct us in the ways fo God.”
Without a doubt, the Bible is a key when it comes to our Spiritual progress. In fact, real life change cannot occur without the living Word of God.
“All Scripture is inspired by God, and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right. God uses it to prepare and equip His people to do every good work.” II Timothy 3:16