Relationships are hard. They require effort and intentionality to be healthy and thriving. Yet we often view our relationship with God differently, thinking it should be easy and intuitive. The Bible teaches us that our faith is like a tree, and after years of struggling to grow in my relationship with Christ, I was still a sapling. Then I realized that discipline is required to daily consume the nourishment found in His Word. To be a strong oak, we need nutrients to grow and thrive and a root system that is deep and expansive. These ground us when the winds of false doctrine blow and the downpour of the enemy’s lies tries to drown us.
This interactive journey is designed to be a customized roadmap helping you explore the importance of spiritual discipline and to develop your understanding of three vital Christian disciplines necessary for growth: prayer, Scripture, and community. The “Map Your Journey” segment at the end of each chapter allows you to choose your next step based on where God is uniquely leading you. These sections offer a compass to navigate your journey with the Lord by discovering deeper places of growth, a deeper understanding of His Word, and deeper intimacy with your Creator.
What if we stop expecting perfection? What if we accept where we are and who we are? Could we maybe go deeper with God if we set aside our expectations and started seeking His? I pray the strategies in these pages teach you a fresh way to love Him, because no matter where you are in your relationship with God, there is one thing that we all need—to go deeper!