Three Keys to Growth

In one verse in the Book of Acts we are shown the steps it takes to grow in Christ.

“And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message. They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.”  Acts 17:11 NLT (emphasis mine)

1. open-minded

2. listen eagerly

3. search the Scriptures

The problem comes when we only apply one or two of these steps.  That’s when we find ourselves confused.  That’s when we find ourselves lost.  That’s when we find ourselves venturing down roads that lead straight into a brick wall.

Growth requires all three steps.

Linking up with Jen today over at Finding Heaven.



17 thoughts on “Three Keys to Growth

  1. Sharita Knobloch

    This is great, Eileen. Simple, but great. Yes, we need all three to really be able to grow. I know because God is doing some major cultivation on my life as we speak. Thanks for this word today! Bless you 🙂

  2. Moyo

    I would also say that learning to walk in the love of God towards others is a key to growth. This means learning to conform emotionally and spiritually to 1 cor.13:4-8

    1. Eileen Post author

      Excellent point! Since He is Love then if our hearts and ears are open and receptive and if we are going to His Word for direction then I think the fruit will be the love of God towards others. The goal is to become more Christ-like.


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