The Growing Christian

Ask me anything   Talk about your experiences   This is a blog written by me. A young woman trying to grow in faith, to build her life based on The Word, and enjoy her growth in a way that is fun, trendy, in-line with Christian thinking, but not restricted. Follow me on my journey, and share your experiences too.

"May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you to live in such harmony with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus, that together you may with one voice glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ."
Romans 15:5-6 ESV (via savedsisters)
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Sometimes we’re too shortsighted to see the bigger picture; other times we pass through fog, or obstructions block our view; and yet other times the big picture is just too big for us to comprehend.

Whatever the case, we can take comfort in knowing that God sees and understands it all clearly, and that one day we will too.

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A Flight of Faith →

savedsisters:

Today i arrived in Asia, in a country that was a 12 hour plane journey from my usual London abode. When i stepped out into the warm, humid air i was overtaken with emotion and the first thing I did on Asian soil was cry.

Getting here had been a trial to say the least. Without going into too much…

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My New Year Achievables for 2014!

New Years Resolutions

Some people don’t believe in New Years Resolutions. They say that you’re just setting yourself up for failure. I disagree. If you make achievable goals then they can be attained. And even if you make goals that seem hard to reach, they may not be fully completed in 2014 (or whatever year this is applicable). but you are likely to make progress towards that goal, and maybe you’ll reach it in 2015! Positivity and faith can get you anywhere!

So here are mine for the year 2014! I’m not going to go into depth on each point - but I know what each of them mean to me… Can’t wait to tick them all off my 2014 list :D

1. Love more - including yourself (self-esteem)

2. Take my relationship with God to the next level (spirituality)

3. Humble myself… (self-growth)

4. Focus on the end goal - don’t lose sight (Purpose)

5. Find that place you’re so desperate to get to (Travel)

6. Take a risk (TBC)

Happy New Year Everyone! x

***TheGrowingChristian***

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1. I want him now!

I have prayed constantly for God to send me the right person… for him to place that person in my life so that I can notice him.  I say that prayer nearly nightly, and when I wake up the next day I live the same single life that I have been living for the last 19 months.

And I wonder… is God listening?

I think a lot of us,  if not all of us, seek a companion at some point in our lives and we wait in hope for him to come along an sweep us off our feet. And for a lot of us, it doesn’t always happen that way. And so we try a different route that doesn’t involve God. We go to the club, and then expect to find a Godly man, encased in Christian wrapping; a dash of old school gentleman thrown in; with a spoon of understanding.

What we actually get, is a guy who claims to be Christian while he checks out every angle of your figure; who believes he is a gentleman because he tried to engage in conversation before he attempted to take you home to his bed; and who ‘understands’ that though you sayyy you’re a Christian you are just putting on a show so that he’ll ‘work’ for your company in his bed.

And so with neither option leading to any real success you sit back and complain that you are lonely.

I have been there… I have made numerous mistakes.  I have gone forward and then backwards. The realisation I came to is this:

1) I cannot make the right person come into my life any faster.  I am powerless. I have no control over when he comes.  I only have control over how I RESPOND when he does arrive in my life.  But until that point,  I.am.powerless. This is something we must accept.

2) As annoying as it sounds, We need this time to work on ourselves. To mature romantically.  I personally, have no clue how to deal competently with the opposite sex… and I’m not even sure why… (to be analysed at another time). So I need to figure out how to be comfortable with men in general before I can have my own.

3) Falling in love is, in large part, usually unexpected. Which is scary and fun all at the same time.  So trying to predict when it’ll come, and making timetables and goals for romance is pretty useless, and honestly a waste of time (see point 1.) The harsh reality is,  we must embrace it and accept it.

4) Have faith that it will happen. God has not forgotten you.  Everything has a time and a place.  Exercise patience - easier said than done,  I know. But not impossible.

This was my little stream of consciousness - I hope it helped someone.

I’ll be doing a series of love related posts for the final days of 2013, so keep an eye out.

TheGrowingChristian♡

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For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below — there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord.

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Romans 8:38-39 

— 9 months ago

peterdwebb:

Don’t finish structuring your life and then sprinkle Jesus on top. He’s the cornerstone. Strip everything away and start with Him.

(Source: peterdwebb, via aderemz)

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"If the world hates you, remember that it hated me first. The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you. Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted Me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to Me, they would listen to you…"
John 15:18-20 (via sonofhislove)

(via aderemz)

— 10 months ago with 35 notes