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Simple steps to build daily spiritual nourishment into your life for healthy, vibrant growth as Jesus' disciple.

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"Miraculous" Growth in Three Easy Steps

How to Grow
Many Christians say they want to grow in their spiritual life or get closer to God, but they don't know how or lack a plan. Growth in Christ can be as simple as following through with what we call the 2-3-2 plan. You will be amazed at how your spiritual life develops; it will seem almost miraculous!

Developing a Daily Habit
One of the goals of the 2-3-2 plan is to develop some healthy habits or spiritual disciplines you’ll practice daily. Most of us don’t like the word discipline, but just as brushing one’s teeth, taking a bath, exercise, and eating healthy food on a daily basis promotes physical health and growth, good daily spiritual disciplines promote a healthy relationship with God. Over time, you’ll find yourself building spiritual vibrancy, health and “muscle” which will enable you to rely more on the Lord, help you cope with life challenges and relate better to others. Looking back, you’ll see how you've grown and how you are better able to cope with life challenges because you were following God’s “owners manual” for life (the Bible), regularly seeking God’s help, and making better, wiser choices.

Growth Takes Time
Keep in mind that even though you may have received Jesus Christ as your Savior and now have a relationship with God, changing your thought patterns and learning to live consistently in this new way often takes a long time. One doesn’t just wake up one morning after years of inactivity and decide to compete in an Olympic marathon race that afternoon. That is why good, consistent, daily training and habits are needed. It takes time to replace a long history of bad habits with good ones. So be patient with yourself and others on the same journey.

The Quiet Time
One of the most important spiritual habits is a daily “quiet time” or “devotional” time.

Have you ever noticed two people in love? They just can't get enough time alone with each other! In the same way, God wants a love relationship with you. A daily quiet time is time you will schedule to meet with Him. Notice that we said schedule, because it is not going to happen by accident. You need to be very deliberate about this. To start, plan on setting aside 30 minutes every day for your devotional time. The amount of time is only a suggestion; don’t get fixated. Remember it is not a formula, but a relationship.

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A Method to Consider:
Ask God when He would like you to meet with Him. Write down when you believe He would like you to have your appointment together. ___:___ to ____:____ AM/PM

2-3-2 What is That?
2: Means worship God by listening to TWO Christian worship music songs and/or singing praise to God. Check out some of the member's profiles here on TheNET. Many have uploaded lots of good worship music. Worship is important because God loves it! Worship sets our hearts and minds in tune with God. Remember it is all about a love relationship with Him! Don't skip this step!

3: Means read THREE chapters (or more) of the Bible. Tell God you love Him and ask Him to help you understand, learn from, and speak to you from His Word, the Bible.

If you wish, use this Daily Bible Reading Plan (this will be at least three chapters). The Daily Bible Reading Plan is a PDF file you read, save and print using Adobe Reader. If you don’t have Adobe Reader, you can download it free. You may print the reading plan for quick reference.

You can read the Bible online or use a printed copy. For English users, we recommend the New International Version or the New Living Translation because generally they are easier to read and understand.

Print out the Bible Reading Highlights Record (also a PDF file). Try to answer one or more of the eight questions listed at the top of the page. (You can print additional pages as necessary and keep all your devotional insights in a notebook or folder). You may also want to write what God is teaching you every day in your blog. That way other believers can benefit from what you are learning!

2: Means talk with God, thanking him; and asking him TWO questions about what you read, asking for help for others and yourself or about anything else as you would your closest friend.

OK, so have you scheduled your quiet time with God yet? God is waiting to meet with you!

Growing together with you!
TheNET Coordinator


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Comment by cathleen stewart on August 6, 2012 at 12:55pm



Comment by ALCEDES JONES on July 4, 2012 at 5:50pm
Heavenly Father, thank You for the promise to fill my hunger. I open my heart to You and ask that You draw me by Your Spirit. Teach me to walk in Your ways of righteousness that I may honor and serve You all the days of my life. I bless Your name today in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Comment by ALCEDES JONES on July 4, 2012 at 5:50pm

Spiritual Satisfaction
“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled”
(Matthew 5:6, NIV)
TODAY’S WORD from Joel and Victoria

In the natural, what do you do when you’re hungry and just not sure what will satisfy you? You may try to think of what to eat, but maybe you’re not sure what will hit the spot. Spiritual hunger works the same way. You may feel a restlessness or unsettledness, but you can’t quite figure out what will satisfy it. You may try to fill that need with other things — food, addictions, people — but only God can fill that hunger.

Today’s verse tells us what will fill that hunger in our soul — righteousness. When you hunger and thirst for righteousness, which is God’s way of doing things, you will be spiritually satisfied. But just like you have to take time to eat in the natural, you have to take time to “eat” or partake of God’s righteousness. Every day, He has a table of blessing set for you. When you spend time in prayer, worship and reading His Word, you are partaking of His righteousness. You are filling your soul. The more time you spend with Him, the more He will fill you and satisfy your hunger all the days of your life!

Comment by ALCEDES JONES on July 4, 2012 at 11:17am

 The apostle closes his argument with a caution, exhortation, and reproof. 1. A caution against the dangerous conversation of bad men, men of loose lives and principles: Be not deceived, says he; evil communications corrupt good manners, v. 33. Possibly, some of those who said that there was no resurrection of the dead were men of loose lives, and endeavoured to countenance their vicious practices by so corrupt a principle; and had that speech often in their mouths Let us eat and drink, for to-morrow we die. Now, the apostle grants that their talk was to the purpose if there was no future state. But, having confuted their principle, he now warns the Corinthians how dangerous such men’s conversation must prove. He tells them that they would probably be corrupted by them, and fall in with their course of life, if they gave into their evil principles. Note, Bad company and conversation are likely to make bad men. Those who would keep their innocence must keep good company. Error and vice are infectious: and, if we would avoid the contagion, we must keep clear of those who have taken it. He that walketh with wise men shall be wise; but a companion of fools shall be destroyed, Prov. 13:20 . Here is an exhortation to break off their sins, and rouse themselves, and lead a more holy and righteous life    THIS WAS TAKING FROM MATTHEW HENRY COMMENTARY ON THE BOOK OF 1 CORINTHIANS 

Comment by ALCEDES JONES on July 4, 2012 at 11:15am

1 CORINTHIANS 15 :33-34

 33Do not be deceived: “Bad company corrupts good morals.” 34Become sober-minded as you ought, and stop sinning; for some have no knowledge of God. I speak this to your shame.

Comment by Lena J on June 12, 2012 at 8:47am

This is an excellent write, full of encouragement, and easy to implement. It's amazing when God sets a study/devotion time. He wakes me up precisely at that time every morning (around 2AM).

Abundant Blessings!

Comment by Lina on June 3, 2012 at 12:57pm

Thanks ladylite, for your words. You make me realise that as christians we go through different trials, but because we have God on our side, things turn out well in the end.  You are right ALCEDES, our God is trully awesome.  Sometimes He allows us to go through these experiences to make us grow in faith.  He never leaves us on our own in spite of our sins. He understands our weaknesses.

I am glad to say, everything worked out fine for me in the end.  I know now that God doesn't ever dessert anyone.  He has been there all the while, its just that I was too engrossed in my self pity to realise His presence.

I thank you both for the support.  

Comment by ALCEDES JONES on June 1, 2012 at 7:18am

Ladylite and Lina ,we serve an awesome Heavenly Father ,who knows the end before our beginning ,we all just need to grow in the Grace and Knowledge of Looking from our SPIRITUAL  EYES and not our NATURAL  EYES ,LOVE YOU BOTH THROUGH THE LOVE OF JESUS OUR HIGH PRIEST AND BIG BROTHER   

Comment by Amber on May 31, 2012 at 10:46pm


God says that He will never give you more than you can bear. You have to trust him, because this test of faith will last as long as He makes it. But lean in closer to Him, give it all to him and let go. Let his Grace show you a beautiful light at the end of the (crumbling) tunnel.

I waited several years for God to free me from my own crumbling world. He gave me strength to endure, and the strength to climb back up and be happy.

I was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer at 32.

The very next day I finally said, thats it...God...its' time to leave my abusive husband, stop smoking, eat better, and remove all the negative.

I went through the surgery alone, and right after doing a very difficult thing...separating myself and my 9 year old son from his father. I had to leave work for 4 mos.

I lost my car because it was either pay rent and eat or be on the street.

But the cancer made it all change for the better....It was the "GO" signal....

One year later...I am in a nice place, supporting my son and myself , and I have even allowed myself to love again... my son and I are healing and realizing what it feels like to feel "better."

I hope this helps you in some way...TRUST HIM.....<3

Comment by Lina on May 27, 2012 at 10:29am

We always pray for God's will in our lives.  Sometimes, I doubt whether certain situations I'm faced with are God's will.  I long to experience Him in my daily activities, but when I'm overwhelmed with work, I wonder whether He is really with me.  His grace abides with me, that's the reason I'm still here today.  I wish to feel His presence more in my life.


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