Christianity is a lifestyle…not just a decision we make at some point in our life. Because it’s a way of life, it is normal to grow and mature in your faith. In the same way it would be strange for an infant to stay at that maturity level for five years, it is abnormal for a Christian to stay in the same place spiritually for a length of time. While we may need to learn what to do to help us grow, growing comes naturally over time if we discipline ourselves to do what it takes.

Doing what it takes to grow is a skill that is developed over a lifetime. If you are getting started in your faith, don't be overwhelmed. Ask for God's help and start simple; don't try to master everything at once, or you're likely to wear yourself out and get discouraged. This section address various areas and ways to grow so that we continue to mature into a healthy, balanced Christian.










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