We’re continuing our series of monthly themes and questions in April by focusing on spiritual growth. As a reminder, these questions are intended to equip you wherever you are—maybe that’s individually, with a mentor, or with your local fellowship group. Our prayer is that these questions to ponder will draw you into deeper fellowship with God and with each other.
While our salvation is a one-time occurrence, the work of sanctification (or being set apart and refined to be more Christlike) is an ongoing process that we experience our entire life on Earth. To be sanctified means we have been transformed and are continually growing and being transformed to conform “to the image of His Son (Jesus).” We can take comfort knowing that through Christ and by God’s grace, He enables and equips us for such growth.
As you seek to live out your calling, and help others live out their unique calling, here are 8 questions centered on the OCF Pillars to consider this month:
- What does the Bible say about spiritual growth? Have I committed specific verses to memory?
- What is the importance of fellowship as I seek to grow and conform to the image of Jesus?
- How often do I pray for God to bring about spiritual growth in certain areas of my life, and am I willing to listen when He answers those prayers?
- How can I reach out to others in OCF and spiritually encourage them in their walk?
- What does my spiritual growth have to do with how I integrate my faith and profession?
- How can I help my family grow in their spiritual journeys, and how they can help me?
- How can godly service and outreach to the military help me grow?
- What are some ways I can support and encouragement chaplains as they seek to help others grow spiritually?