Today, let’s talk spiritual talk.
Who is the person who helped you most to grow spiritually?
Obviously, as with the other days, you could answer God or Jesus or the Holy Spirit, and of course those answers would be correct, but thankfully God uses other people in our life to make a difference. He shapes our life through the influence of people. So, in terms of your spiritual growth, who is the person who helped you or is helping you the most.
As I’ve done the previous days, I’ll go first.
I began to mature the most during my early to late twenties. It was during the Promise Keeper days, when the large men’s gatherings were encouraging men to live bolder for Christ in their homes and communities. During that time it was popular to have an accountability partner, based on the principle in Proverbs 27, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” and I had numerous ones over the years. Three of those, however, had the largest impact on my life spiritually. They are three men named Dennis Weiland, Steve Springer, and Keith Swift. These three men met at my home one early morning a week for years. They challenged me to want more of Christ and His Word. They kept me searching the Scriptures for truth. The discipline I have in my life now is greatly related to their influence. Dennis now works with me at Grace Community Church and Steve and Keith are in other churches. Our relationships have changed, but their impact on me remains the same.
Now your turn:
Who is the person/persons who helped you most to grow spiritually?
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, pay tribute to them as a comment here.