TAKING GROUND: Connor Gillihan
Connor Gillihan - Growing Relentlessly
Big Idea: We are called to be actively continuing growth in Christ through our actions.
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about the Christ, let us press on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith towards God, of instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgement. And this we will do, if God permits. Hebrews 6:1-3 NASB
1: God calls us to continue growing in Him throughout our walk
Therefore leaving the elementary teaching about Christ, let us press on to maturity Hebrews 6:1
God wants us to be transformed and take ground for the Kingdom in our lives. We should be growing constantly. Hebrews 6:1 shows us that our journey through our walk with Christ is a process of continuing growth. Life can be busy. Living a weekly routine that does not grow us can become a normalcy. I am just as guilty of becoming wrapped up in routine and not seeking growth at times.
2: We must partner with Christ in order to continue growth.
And this we will do, if God permits. Hebrews 6:3
1: identify an area of your life that God is challenging you to grow
We can do this through prayer, reading the scripture, and/or examining our lives and what God has laid on our hearts. I would challenge everyone here today to spend the next day or two thinking on an area that you can actively work towards improving instead of just going through the motions of life. Once you have something, write it down. It might not seem grandiose or large. It could be to be more patient, kind, humble, positive, or prayerful, but if God is calling you to a change, it is important to him. That makes it a priority for us.
2: identify a plan for improvement of your life.
We can begin this by getting direction from those who have gone through this situation before. We can ask God to show us the steps to begin action. Then, we must actively engage in a plan to improve our lives. Prayer is an important factor in this since it is the invocation of God’s power