Luke 2:52 NKJV, Joshua 6:2 NKJV, 1 Samuel 3:19-21 NKJV
God will not give you what you pray for, he will give you what you are prepared for
God is a God of process.
Until you grow you will remain in the desert of the wilderness.
Preparation always comes before manifestation
Esther 2:12;17 NKJV
4 Dimensions Jesus Christ grew in:
- The Physical Dimension
You are not kind unless you are habitually kind.
We can grow up without growing up
Change is inevitable but progress is not oppositional. Growth requires sacrifice
If you are going to go up, you have to give up something.
Displace & Replace – You have to Give up to Go Up.
The principle of displacement so that there can be a replacement.
- The Wisdom Dimension – Growing in Wisdom
Some of you are waiting for something to happen to you, God is waiting for you to happen to some things.
I will Study and prepare myself and one day my time will come – Abraham Lincoln.
Reading for 15 minutes a day means you will read 24 books a year and a thousand books in a lifetime and it is equivalent to going through university 5 times.
If you drive 15,000 miles a year you would have spent the equivalent of 41, 8-hour days in your car.
4 Types of Reading
- Poison – Occult book, porn
- Junk – Magazine, TV Shows
- Vitamins – Build you up… History, Science
- Essential Nutrients – God’s Word
2 Timothy 3:7 NKJV
- The Spiritual Dimension – Jesus grew in favor with God. Read the whole Bible and Read Specialised Areas.
Growth is measured by obedience, not knowledge – You only believe the part of the Bible that you do.
Develop a spiritual sensitivity which is the ability to hear God and then the ability to deal with the things that God revealed.
- The Social Dimension – When you grow spiritually, you will experience Open Heavens. Open Heavens – hearing God clearly concerning matters. Matthew 17:5 NKJV.
Genesis 41:9 NKJV, 41:12 NKJV, 41:13 NKJV, Joshua 6:2 NKJV