I always remember a saying by a well known author that “growth means change but change does not mean growth!” He goes on to say that we can either change for the better or worse, however whenever we grow it does involve some level of change.
I have spoken to numerous people that are very eager to engage in an argument with you on the topic of God and the Bible, the questions are usually along the the lines of “Well if God exists why does….?” and you can fill in the gaps. If we are really seeking spiritual understanding and growth then I want to suggest that we start by asking different questions.
When we talk about Spiritual growth what do we really mean? How can we start if we were not brought up in a religious or spiritual home? The answer is to start by becoming more aware on what we really believe. Start asking questions, start seeking answers.
It would be a waste to have gone through life and never really sought out answers to some of the most important questions we (Human Beings) should be asking; i.e. “Does God Really Exist?” and from what answers we give this first question ask; “What are the reasons for my answer?”
There is a passage in the Bible that explains in very simple terms what we can do to grow in our spiritual understanding; In Acts 17:26-27 Paul is speaking to the Men of Athens and he says “From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”