WALK WITH JESUS:
GROW IN YOUR FAITH
WALK WITH JESUS
We can see the early church devoting themselves to the apostles' teaching. While Hillcrest Church can provide LifeGroups, teaching, worship and other experiences, we cannot coerce you to personally spend time with Jesus. We all have to take personal responsibility for our own walk with Christ. We believe that spiritual disciplines like reading scripture, prayer and many others are guaranteed places of encounter with Jesus. When you regularly walk with Jesus, it may not always be an emotional experience or felt experience, but through prioritizing time in your day or week to intentionally walk with Jesus, we know that Jesus through the Holy Spirit will show up and change your life in small and large ways. We seek to experience God for ourselves, so we can give to others out of an overflow of our own growing relationship with Jesus. We want to encourage you to WALK WITH JESUS!
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We desire to be a church of unceasing personal and concerted prayer, where hearing and obeying God’s voice is normal for all believers
If I want to grow in your prayer life, how do I grow?
Ask Jesus for a plan.
He’s personal! He says, My sheep hear my voice and they follow Me. Take Him at His word and ask Him questions: Jesus, where should I read in the Bible? What do you want me to pray about today? Is there someone I can pray with?
Ask Jesus for growth. He’s the Vinedresser. John 15 talks about when we abide in Jesus we will bear much fruit and fruit that is lasting. That means some pruning is going to take place. A good prayer to pray is to ask Jesus, Is there something I need to ask or let go of in this season of my life? Is there anything that’s hindering my growth as a follower of Christ? What will help me grow in Christ?
Invite Jesus into your routines.
He’s always with us. Before Jesus ascended to Heaven He said, “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 He’s with you with you get up, with you when you leave your house, with you in the street where you go for a walk. He’s with you in your day-to-day activities. Talk with Jesus about all of them. Have a running conversation with him. Open your heart to His conversation back to you. Invite Jesus in all day long. Watch for signs of Him at work in your life and the lives of those around you.
Ask Jesus for divine appointments.
He’s always there to empower us. Ask the Holy Spirit to empower you daily. The Holy Spirit has been given to us to help us share about the hope that is within us. Invite the Holy Spirit to give you Christ’s love for people. Pray walk your neighborhoods. As you pray for your city, listen for divine guidance. Where? in the city, in the field, in the gym, in your neighborhood, and wherever you are. Be open to the moving of the Holy Spirit on you to speak, pray, and care for His kingdom to come.
Jesus has a plan for your growth.
Jesus wants to be in the center of your routines. Jesus wants to empower you with His Holy Spirit. All of this will grow you in your devotion to Christ AND cause the Kingdom of God to advance. Start talking to Jesus today about these things and take the NEXT STEP.