“…then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not loose heart…” Luke 18:1 (NKJV)

When you pray, do you ever pray for your spiritual life, growth and development? Do you even think about it at all? For some people, it has never crossed their mind, in fact it is never part of the things that they pray about. They pray for every other thing except their spiritual life which is not a good practice at all. You must understand that as a Christian, it is important that you pray for your spiritual growth and development regularly because, it is only when you grow spiritually that is when you are able to take advantage of the full provisions of the Gospel. In Christ Jesus there is so much to enjoy and achieve but you can’t have access to these things if you remain a Spiritual babe. It is for this reason the Bible says “…..the heir, as long as he is a child, does not differ at all from a slave, though he is a master of all, but is under guardians and stewards until the time appointed by the father…”  Galatians 4:1 (NKJV). Did you see that? It lets us know that even though a child is an heir as long as he is a child, he will remain under guardians and be treated as a child. And access to his inheritance will be denied him, because he is not yet matured enough to handle it.

Now, the same thing applies to your spiritual life, if you don’t grow, you will remain at that point and be losing out on a lot of things which are supposed to freely come to you. So, to avoid this, it is better you pray regularly concerning your spiritual life, growth and development. Your prayers will help you stay on course and condition you to grow the way God wants you to. For this reason, your prayers will help counter the distractions and attacks of the devil on your spiritual life and bring you to a place of focus. Therefore, take this very seriously and add your spiritual life to your prayer list. In fact, it should be number one on your list because the quality of your spiritual life goes a long way to determine the quality of life you will live as a Christian. You might say, why is this so important? Well, it is because the summary of the whole thing is that, if you are not growing spiritually, every other area of your life becomes redundant. You might have all the money in the world and still be under the oppression of demons. You might have the best job in the world but going from one hospital to another looking for healing. But when you are spiritually matured, you can put those attacks of the devil under your feet. So get to work, take a moment and pray for your spiritual life today and you will be amazed, how your zeal and inspiration towards the things of God will be renewed. Halleluiah!


The quality of your spiritual life goes a long way to determine the quality of life you will live as a Christian!


Thank you, Heavenly Father, for enlightening me on what I must do regarding my spiritual life, therefore I pray today that you cause me to continually grow and develop spiritually. Help me to increase in my understanding of who you are, who you have made me, and what your Word has said about me in the name of Jesus. Amen!


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