This is a book on spiritual personal development. The purpose of this book is to give you, the reader, valuable lessons that will help you to grow as an apprentice of Jesus. Our goal is to become mature disciples who bring glory to God with our lives. Our goal is to be like a tree planted by streams of water that produces fruit in season. In order to grow, we need to make sure that we stay on the pathway of spiritual growth. These lessons have been developed to help anyone who is an apprentice of Jesus to learn what it takes to achieve spiritual personal development.
If you want to read a self-help book on personal development, then just mosey on down to a bookstore and you will find shelves and shelves of books on personal growth and development. You can find books on how to get rich, how to boost your confidence, how to find your voice, how to start a business, how to reach goals, or how to find your soul mate...But this book isn’t a self-help book. This is a God-help book. It is a book on spiritual personal development. If we leave our spiritual personal development to ourselves or to self-help gurus, we will not grow the way God wants us to grow. The sooner we allow him to work on our hearts, the sooner we will grow into the mature disciple that he wants us to be.
We need to realize that God is our Father. As our Father he wants us to succeed. He has given us everything that we need to succeed. We just need to look to him for guidance. And he wants to guide us. He is invested in our personal development. That’s why he gave us wisdom from the Old Testament—The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, The Book of Job, and the Wisdom Psalms. That is why he gave us personal accounts of successful people in the Old Testament like the story of Joseph. And that is why he gave us the ultimate model of what it means to be successful in life through the story of Jesus.
This book provides lessons about personal development with a spiritual slant to them. Put into practice, they will change your life!