Summary: Growth is a positive feeling about anything we embark on. We tend to grow in everything, spiritual growth, financial growth, and many more. In everything we do, we need growth.
Sermon Topic: Growth
Evangelist Godwin Gbadebo Ojerinde
Growth is a positive change of size. Over a period of time. Although Growth can be for different things, areas or for different purposes. There are spiritual growth, financial growth, Economic growth, health growth , Business growth etc, But I want to focus on encouraging us about anything we as Christians begin in our lives, which will grow with time. Many Christians have given up all hope for things to grow in their life
Below I am going to give us 3 outlines, which will strengthen our faith and help us stay strong as we read this short exaltation.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1 NKJV)
There is always a beginning of a thing. Either a new job, a new house. A new car, a new marriage and perhaps a new church. God is the creator of everything. On everything you start, God knows about it, Because anything in this Earth was created by God. I want to encourage you to hold on to God, His very much aware of anything and everything you start in your life. His the ever present God.
Though your beginning was small, Yet your latter end would increase abundantly. (Job 8:7 NKJV)
In the above verse, it confirm that yes your beginning was small (past tense) because your beginning has started. You can't go back, you can't give up, you can't lose hope, because it has started. As long as you've prayed and received confirmation of that thing you start, then be rest assured that there will be increase.
But the verse also said It will flourish ,it will grow. It's like a seed. Don't give up, Don't let people discourage you. Believe it.Today i pray for you that God will increase your beginning in the mighty name of Jesus.
Also remember that there is going be increase as long as effort is put in. For something to grow, it has to be looked after, if you plant a seed, you have to water it, if you buy a new car, you will need to service it regularly, if you buy a new house, you will need to clean and maintain the inside and outside, like the garden regularly.
So also is your spiritual life To maintain your spiritual life you need to study the word of God, Giving God your praise and worship, obedient, praying and constant evangelism.
If you attend a church that has just started, stay with it, contribute to the growth of the church, support it, sow into it, sowing does not only have to be financial, it can also be prayer, evangelism and many more. But I must also warn you, Do not think it's about you, Do not think if it weren't for you the church won't grow. No we do not take the glory, the glory goes to God. We are Kingdom builders
So then neither he who plants is anything, nor he who waters, but God who gives the increase. (I Corinthians 3:7 NKJV)
Do pray the following prayers
1: Lord thank you for the new beginnings in my life.
2: Lord Jesus for everything I lay my hands on, I pray it shall prosper
3: I pray to obtain, to maintain and to retain my blessings in the mighty name of Jesus.