How do you know you’re growing in your walk with the Lord? What signs can you point to? How can we move from being spectators to participants in discipleship? Paul makes five points for believers to kick their discipleship journey up a notch. First, we are to exhibit persistent faithfulness in living for Jesus daily, not just on Sunday. Second, we should put forward intentional effort to grow in our spiritual lives. Third, we maintain radical reliance on God’s indwelling of our lives as we push onward with our intentional efforts to serve Him. Fourth, we exhibit Christ-like transformation as we reflect the character of God in our life. Fifth, we live in a way that is in stark contrast to the darkness around us, shining bright for Jesus in a dark world.


Philippians 2:12-15