Accelerating Your Growth in God

The ways of God are higher than our ways, and His plans and purposes for our lives rarely make sense to our natural understanding. God requires that we be a people of faith, moving with Him as He leads us, not waiting to see natural signposts before we move. Just like many other things of God, what it will take for us to Accelerate Our Growth in God may seem to our natural man like going backwards. There is a fixed law in the kingdom that says if you want the benefits of a thing, you must follow the set procedures to obtain it. It is my objective today to give you a sound, practical method to assist you in increasing your personal momentum in the things of God.

How do we increase our momentum in the things of God? How do we draw closer to Him? The answer to that question is simple and yet profound. You'll want to write this down. If you desire to pick up your momentum in the things of God, you must learn how to wait upon Him.

Isaiah 40:30

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

The prevailing principle in this verse is that natural strength is not enough to enable us to carry on the job that is set before us. What we will need is far beyond youth and natural ability. Many believers are so caught up in the busyness of life that we fail to pursue this very necessary element of our relationship with God. To increase in spiritual things, we must slow down and learn to wait upon Him.

I believe there are several ways to wait upon God, and we're going to look at one of them today. One way to begin the process of waiting on the Lord is to regularly meditate upon His Word.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Meditation is the act of contemplating or reflecting on something or someone. Since the human mind tends to wander off on its own, meditation requires discipline. All of our actions begin as a thought so it is vital that we learn how to control our thoughts, and one of the processes that will help us do that is meditation, but not just meditation on anything.

God gave Joshua the secret to success and prosperity. We find it recorded for us in Joshua 1:8.

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

It is clear from this verse that God intended Joshua to meditate on something specific. He was to meditate on the Word of God. Often, Christians will begin to meditate on the Word, but shortly their minds begin to travel all over the place. In order to successfully meditate on the Word, you must get quiet before God. The best way to keep that from happening to you is to make a heart choice, before you make a head choice. You cannot allow internal conflicts to trouble your heart and you must set your mind to do one thing, hear what The Holy Spirit is saying to you personally out of the passage of scripture you are reading.

To sit in God's presence and desire nothing but to be with Him is one of the most rewarding things you can do. If you will just get alone in a quiet place and begin to think about God's goodness, and thank Him for the things He has done for you, you will be amazed at the refreshing that will wash over you. You may not hear anything. You may not feel anything at the moment, but what will remain with you long after you leave that place will become a great treasure to you.

The Word itself gives us the greatest motivator of all to wait upon the Lord. Psalm 49:3 promises us a benefit from meditating on the Word. That promise is that our mouths shall speak wisdom and our hearts shall have understanding. Those two things will surely cause us to accelerate in our growth in God and that's good enough reason for me to wait upon the Him and I trust it's the same for you.

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