Record What God Teaches You
By Rick Warren
“It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off.” Hebrews 2:1 (The Message)
As you grow to spiritual maturity, you’ll have to cooperate with God in the process. One way to do that is to believe God is working in your life, even when you don’t feel it.
Spiritual growth is sometimes tedious work—one small step at a time. Expect gradual improvement, not giant leaps.
The Bible says, “Everything on earth has its own time and its own season” (Ecclesiastes 3:1 CEV). Your spiritual life has seasons too. Sometimes you will have a short, intense burst of growth (spring) followed by a period of stabilizing and testing (fall and winter).
What about those problems, habits, and hurts you would like miraculously removed? It’s fine to pray for a miracle, but don’t be disappointed if the answer comes gradually. Over time, a slow, steady stream of water will erode the hardest rock and turn giant boulders into pebbles. Even a little sprout, given enough time, can turn into a giant redwood tree towering 350 tall.
To help you recognize your own spiritual growth, keep a notebook or journal of lessons learned. This is not a diary of events, but a record of what you are learning. Write down the insights and life lessons God teaches you about him, yourself, life, relationships, and everything else. These recorded lessons will become a sort of a spiritual growth chart. Record these lessons so you can review and remember them and pass them on to the next generation (see Psalm 102:18 and 2 Timothy 3:14).
When you forget lessons, you have to relearn them. Reviewing your spiritual journal regularly can help you remember what you’ve learned, sparing you a lot of unnecessary pain and heartache. The Bible says, “It’s crucial that we keep a firm grip on what we’ve heard so that we don’t drift off” (Hebrews 2:1 The Message).
For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!
Good communication is vital to a healthy relationship. And God wants you to not only talk to him—but also hear his voice. He wants to have a conversation with you!
That’s why we’re so excited to send you the Hearing the Voice of God Scripture Box. This unique, high-quality, vegan leather Scripture box is filled with 52 beautiful Scripture cards that feature key verses from Pastor Rick’s, Hearing the Voice of God teaching series.
These verses will help you tune in to what God has to say to you. And as you do, you’ll experience not only the peace of his presence—you’ll also discover his great plan for your life!
This resource is our way to thank you for your financial support to help reach more people with the transforming power of Christ through Daily Hope. So, request yours below.
And if you’re able to become a Partner in Hope with your first monthly gift below, we’ll also send you an exclusive Daily Hope welcome gift to show our appreciation.
Request yours today and experience the presence of God through Scripture!
*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.
This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.