John 15:6-8 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw theminto the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 8 By this My Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit; so you will be My disciples.
Practice, learn, train, grow, increase, and produce (surrendering to a new structure with a Godly focus). Progress, not perfection.
Create our own structure plan - daily practices to grow with God
Read page 85 - 88 Alcoholics Anonymous as an example
Resistance - from our nonsense to God sense (let go & let God, cling to good)
Our current mindset, understanding, and beliefs will lead us to repeat with that experience and knowledge, to stay in those parameters. We have to resist it to expand, grow, and change.
Purifying and cleansing our hearts and minds (identify, confess, repent, & restore) (Video to be created)
Meditation - Daily setting our minds, hearts, and souls toward God.
Our minds need to begin practicing a deeper awareness upon our sensation, perception, and processing of information. Evaluation of God's goodness/character and how to participate/experience it will greatly expand our ability/condition to receive grace. An attitude of resistance, stiff necked, and hard heartedness can keep us away from God's grace.
Collaboration - (processing cognitive dissonance) Listening to understand, sharing conflict, learning & teaching through personal experience. We share about our own inward condition amongst our struggles, problems, issues, and speak toward the solution listening actively to hear how others resolves similar inward conflicts.
Keeping focus on our own walk — accountability to our own growth — Share with the group what’s new & improving and how is our personal journey toward experiencing a new understanding about what is written in the Bible?
We ought to share and encourage each other through perseverance, diligence, endurance, patience, continuance, & suffering our new experiences leading us into freedom, joy, peace, and love.
If we are willing and to purify our hearts and cleanse our consciences through increasingly abiding in God's character, we will experience transformation into an improved spiritual integrity gaining an increased understanding of Christ and God.