1 Thessalonians 4:1 – Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God;
Apostle Paul suggests that we need to grow spiritually mature in the aspect of serving God. While we count our days in the service of the Lord, it is necessary to improve every details of it. The faith of a Christian must definitely grow every time, and God is expecting it from us.
Being spiritually mature helps us improve our relationship with our God, the Father. Apostle Peter mentions the growth through the grace of God, having knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. 2Pe 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
How do we know that we are growing in faith through the grace of God? When we see more, know more, feel more, do more and repent more, we can say that we are indeed growing spiritually mature.
To be able to improve, we can not neglect the Bible suggestions as exemplified by the early Christians that we can progress through prayers, meditation, Bible Study and fasting. These are the channels to which spiritual strength flows from God.
Through this mediums, we definitely have access to God, which is very important to every Christian to produce obedience, faith and grace.
So, like Apostle James said, we need to work to reap the fruits spiritually. Jas 3:18 And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace. Every act of holiness means we need to work, like a seed that must be sown to reap the fruits someday. We can not gain spiritual maturity without experiencing pains.
If we constantly do all these things, then we were able to please God more.