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What does spiritual growth mean? Spiritual growth is a process of connecting with your inner soul and shedding unreal concepts, thoughts, beliefs, and ideas. It is a transformation process to become more conscious and aware of our inner being.

Spiritual growth is the inner awakening, the rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary, everyday existence, and awakening to some peace and universal truths.

Spiritual Growth Quotes For Wisdom And Awakening

  1. “If we really have too much to do, there are some items on the agenda which God did not put there. Let us submit the list to him and ask him to indicate which items we must delete. There is always time to do the will of God. If we are too busy to do that, we are too busy.” – Elisabeth Elliot
  2. “Re-examine all you have been told. Dismiss what insults your soul.” – Walt Whitman
  3. “Step out on faith and walk into your purpose.”- Germany Kent
  4. “Sure Sign Of Spiritual Growth: You realize how challenging it is to change yourself and you begin to understand what little chance you have in trying to change others.”
  5. “That’s a spiritual lifestyle, being willing to admit that you don’t know everything and that you were wrong about some things. It’s about making a list of all the people you’ve harmed, either emotionally or physically or financially, and going back and making amends. That’s a spiritual lifestyle. It’s not a fluffy ethereal concept.”- Anthony Kiedis
  6. “For every spirit who is learning: you heal yourself.”- Thaiia Senquetta
  7. “The process of biblical change, explained in God’s Word, begins when you repent of your sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. God has given you everything you need to make the changes in your life that will please Him and will lead to His blessings. As you continue to obey God’s Word, biblical change toward maturity will occur in your life until you see Jesus face to face.” – John Broger
  8. “The hardest thing to ever do is to reveal the naked soul to the world. However, in doing so brings healing, growth, strength, and powerful inspiration!”- H.E. Olsen
  9. “When you are spiritually connected, you are not looking for occasions to be offended, and you are not judging and labeling others. You are in a state of grace in which you know you are connected to God and thus free from the effects of anyone or anything external to yourself.”- Wayne Dyer
  10. “A state of mind that sees God in everything is evidence of growth in grace and a thankful heart.”- Charles Finney
  11. “At each stage of spiritual growth, more self-denial is required, more painful blows to self, more reckless decision to serve the Lord Christ with consequent abandonment of one’s own life.” – Walter Chantry
  12. “If a man does not exercise his arm he develops no biceps muscle; and if a man does not exercise his soul, he acquires no muscle in his soul, no strength of character, no vigor of moral fiber, nor beauty of Spiritual growth.”- Henry Drummond
  13. “The only thing better than a happy Heart is a clear mind to keep it pumping. Cleanse yourself from within and you’re bound to win.”- Stabley Victor Paskavich
  14. “Every breath we take, every step we make, can be filled with peace, joy, and serenity. We need only to be awake, alive in the present moment.”- Thich Nhat Hanh
  15. “Spiritual maturity is measured in terms of persevering faith, not perfect behavior.”- Andy Stanley
  16. “At the end of the day, I’m at peace, because my intentions are good and my heart is pure.”
  17. “The gospel of Jesus Christ encompasses much more than avoiding, overcoming, and being cleansed from sin and the bad influences in our lives; it also essentially entails doing good, being good, and becoming better. Repenting of our sins and seeking forgiveness are spiritually necessary, and we must always do so.”- David A. Bednar
  18. “An intentional spiritual dietary plan is as essential to your spiritual growth as a deliberate dietary plan is fundamental to your physical well-being.”- Patricia Ennis
  19. “When you find yourself in need of spiritual nourishment, it is in the opportunities to serve others that you will find the abundance you seek.” – Steve Maraboli
  20. “Conviction should actually grow throughout our Christian lives. In fact, one sign of spiritual growth is an increased awareness of our sinfulness. ”- Jerry Bridges
  21. “Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life. It is an orientation that brings its own rewards, and what is important is the direction of one’s motives.”- David R. Hawkins
  22. “Spiritual maturity does not mean that we will never make wrong plans. In fact, spiritual maturity often means having the courage to admit we’ve made the wrong plans.”- Beth Moore
  23. “Spiritual growth depends on two things: first a willingness to live according to the Word of God; second, a willingness to take whatever consequences emerge as a result.”- Sinclair B. Ferguson
  24. “Whilst everything around me is ever changing, ever dying, there is underlying all that change a living power that is changeless, that holds all together, that creates, dissolves and recreates. That informing power or spirit is God….And is this power benevolent or malevolent? I see it as purely benevolent. For I can see that in the midst of death life persists, in the midst of untruth truth persists, in the midst of darkness light persists. Hence I gather that God is Life, Truth, Light. He is Love. He is the supreme good.”- Mahatma Gandhi
  25. “As you obey God’s Word and rely on His strengthening power, you can count on biblical change to occur in every area of your life.” – John Broger
  26. “The main requirement for spiritual growth: A yearning to know who you really are.” – Adyashanti
  27. “The great are strongest when they stand alone, A God-given might of being is their force.”- Sri Aurobindo
  28. “As Christians grow in holy living, they sense their own inherent moral weakness and rejoice that whatever virtue they possess flourishes as the fruit of the Spirit.” – D.A. Carson
  29. “It is not the number of books you read, nor the variety of sermons you hear, nor the amount of religious conversation in which you mix, but it is the frequency and earnestness with which you meditate on these things till the truth in them becomes your own and part of your being, that ensures your growth.”- Frederick William Robertson
  30. “With God, there’s always an appointed time for things, and when you put Him first, trust in His timing, and keep the faith, miracles happen!”- Germany Kent
  31. “Imagine that every person in the world is enlightened but you. They are all your teachers, each doing just the right things to help you learn perfect patience, perfect wisdom, perfect compassion.”- Buddha
  32. “Everything that seemingly happens externally is occurring in order to trigger something within us, to expand us and take us back to who we truly are.”- Anita Moorjani
  33. “To realize that you are not your thoughts is when you begin to awaken spiritually.”- Eckhart Tolle
  34. “Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.”- A.W. Tozer
  35. “Accept your dark side, understanding it will help you to move with the light. Knowing both sides of our souls, helps us all to move forward in life and to understand that, perfection doesn’t exist.”- Martin R. Lemieux
  36. “The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.”- Philip Yancey
  37. “Spirituality is keeping the spirit up against all odds and obstacles of life.”- Amit Ray
  38. “Spiritual maturity is neither instant nor automatic; it is gradual, progressive development that will take the rest of your life.” – Rick Warren
  39. “The stiff and wooden quality about our religious lives is a result of our lack of holy desire. Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people.”- A. W. Tozer
  40. “Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave. It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.”- Jack Kornfield
  41. “Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you.”- Amit Ray
  42. “Spiritual growth consists most in the growth of the root, which is out of sight.”
  43. “God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.”- A.W. Tozer
  44. “Believe in your infinite potential. Your only limitations are those you set upon yourself.”- Roy T. Bennett
  45. “Life is not worth living unless you live it for the One who gave you life.”- Anya VonderLuft
  46. “Spiritual growth…takes time for its roots to grow, and that requires us to be receptive and patient.”
  47. “Always continue to grow. It is possible to achieve what you wish, if you take the time to learn who you are, and willing to be who you were meant to be…”
  48. “You have to grow from inside out. None can teach you, none can make you spiritual. There is no other teacher but your own soul.” – Swami Vivekananda
  49. “There is nothing more important to true growth than realizing that you are not the voice of the mind – you are the one who hears it.” – Michael A. Singer
  50. “When you plant a seed of love, it is you that blossoms.”- Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati
  51. “Often times we can’t find out who we truly are unless we leave bad situations that are hindering our growth spiritually, mentally and emotionally.”
  52. “The path of spiritual growth is a path of lifelong learning.”- M. Scott Peck
  53. “It is the darkness that makes the light visible, and not the other way around.” – Nancy Venable Raine
  54. “When I release my weaknesses and blind spots to God, He uses them to help me grow up spiritually.”- Crystal McDowell
  55. “Too often we fail to appreciate that (the) apprehension of God is not only the test of our worship, but also the test of our spiritual growth. A Christian’s real development in spiritual life will always be revealed by how he or she thinks about God – how much he thinks about Him, and how highly he thinks about Him.”- Sinclair B. Ferguson
  56. “Spiritual growth is like learning to walk. We stand up, fall, stand up, fall, take a step, fall, take a couple of steps, fall, walk a little better, wobble a bit, fall, run, and finally, eventually fly.” – Geri Larkin
  57. “Soul work is the core need of every path and every pursuit. Without it, our lives feel empty, dead, directionless and meaningless. Without it we remain psychologically and spiritually immature. In other words, without soul work we can never ripen into our fullest potential.”
  58. “Serious spiritual practice is more than serene walks in the woods, lit candles and incense. You have to be committed. You have to be willing to enter into your own darkness and transcend it.”- Maria Erving
  59. “Give yourself permission to see and feel the extraordinary events in your own life. In internalizing them, you also will find your perspective about life and its meaning will change, resulting in growth and expansion of your soul.”- Susan Barbara Apollon
  60. “The path is paved with consistent, conscious mental and spiritual alertness and the gradual growth of goodness in our heart and clarity in our mind. We are awake. If we keep trying to understand, we will understand. If we keep telling ourselves that we are loved by Life and if we keep looking for evidence of that love, we will find it.”- Donna Goddard
  61. “God has such gladness every time he sees from heaven that a sinner is praying to Him with all his heart, as a mother has when she sees the first smile on her baby’s face.”- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  62. “Convince yourself everyday that you are worthy of a good life. Let go of stress, breathe. Stay positive, all is well.”- Germany Kent
  63. “We must have this spirit of wisdom and revelation of Christ and His Word if we are to grow. It is not going to be imparted to us through our intellect, either. The Holy Spirit must unveil it to us.”- Kenneth E. Hagin
  64. “The most important spiritual growth doesn’t happen when you’re meditating or on a yoga mat. It happens in the midst of conflict–when you’re frustrated, angry, or scared and you’re doing the same old thing, and then you suddenly realize that you have a choice to do it differently…”
  65. “We stand before a burning bush whenever other human beings share with us something of their relationship with God or something of the movements of their hearts. In such moments may we always realize that we stand on holy ground.”- Margaret Silf
  66. “The Bible is the divine means of developing spiritual maturity. There is no other way.”- Howard G. Hendricks
  67. “What makes one strong is not the ability to confront adversity and cruelty, but rather the ability to love in spite of it.”- Christopher Earle
  68. “A misleading perception or false belief is increasingly being perpetuated that the unconscious or the intuitive is all that really matters in any spiritual endeavor, and that the conscious, rational, logical, analytical mind is the mortal enemy of spiritual awareness and soul growth.”- Anthon St. Maarten
  69. “Every adversity that comes across our path, whether large or small, is intended to help us grow in some way. If it were not beneficial, God would not allow it or send it, “For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men”. God does not delight in our sufferings. He brings only that which is necessary, but He does not shrink from that which will help us grow.”
  70. “Adversity is not simply a tool. It is God’s most effective tool for the advancement of our spiritual lives. The circumstances and events that we see as setbacks are oftentimes the very things that launch us into periods of intense spiritual growth. Once we begin to understand this, and accept it as a spiritual fact of life, adversity becomes easier to bear.”- Charles Stanley
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