Spiritual Proportions

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To the extent we gain only head knowledge of God, our hearts remains hard and our heads puffed up. Psalm 26:2; 1 Corinthians 8:1b

To the extent we live in our own strength, we experience emptiness and defeat. Luke 9:24

To the extent we walk in the flesh, we neglect within the life of the Risen Christ. Ephesians 1:17-21 Philippians 3:8-11

scaleTo the extent we agree with God, we walk in unison with Him. Amos 3:3

To the extent we walk apart from Him, we deprive ourselves of His love, acceptance, peace and power. John 15:5

To the extent we deprive ourselves of His love, we will seek it elsewhere. Psalm 36:1

To the extent we seek love elsewhere we are wasting our lives. Psalm 106:36

To the extent we live our own lives we are not giving God glory. John 15:8

To the extent we realize our own absolute worthlessness apart from Him, we will abide in Him. John 15:5

To the extent we value our own agendas we are blind to God’s agenda. 2 Corinthians 5:21

To the extent we hate our own lives we love His life living through us. John 12:25

To the extent we seek Him with our whole hearts we will find Him. Jeremiah 29:13

To the extent we overreact to situations we need heart healing. John 14:27

To the extent we strive to control our own lives we fear God is not in control. Matthew 6:25, 26; Revelation 11:17

To the extent we try to live the Christian life we fail to trust Christ to live it through us. John 6:29

To the extent we fail to use healthy boundaries we are blind to our intrinsic value as children of God and His unique and powerful purposes for our lives. Matthew 12:50

To the extent we fail to spend intimate time with God we love our lives and prefer having a superficial relationship with Him. Psalm 46:10

To the extent we fail to love others we have failed to let God love us. John 15:12

To the extent we cover our wounds with fig leaves we rob God of His glory in using the wounds to heal others. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

To the extent we fail to forgive others we fail to receive God’s complete forgiveness of ourselves. Luke 7:47

To the extent we worship God we have found our purpose. Daniel 7:27; Ephesians 1:12

To the extent we show mercy to others we have received His mercy for ourselves. James 2:13

To the extent we insist on leaning to our own understanding our faith will be flimsy. Proverbs 3:5; 2 Corinthians 5:7

To the extent we fail to walk in humility we will be humbled. Proverbs 16:18

To the extent we worship idols we will see them shattered. Leviticus 26:30

To the extent we resist God’s discipline we will repeat His lessons for us. Proverbs 12:1, 15:32

To the extent we condemn sin in fellow believers we are blind to His grace. Romans 2:1; Galatians 3:5; 1 Peter 4:8

To the extent we humbly receive His grace we live victoriously. Acts 20:32, Galatians 2:21

To the extent we fail to receive His grace we walk in pride. Proverbs 29:23

To the extent we walk in pride we will fall. Psalm 16:18

To the extent we believe God’s grace we walk by His Spirit. John 6:29

To the extent we labor for God’s acceptance we believe His work for us is insufficient. Galatians 3:1-5

To the extent we believe God we rest in our faith. Hebrews 4:1

To the extent we are alive we are under the law. Romans 7:1, 8:10

To the extent we are under the law we stand condemned. Romans 2:12

To the extent we stand condemned we condemn others. Matthew 7:2

To the extent we condemn we infer condemnation in the Scriptures. Matthew 12:2

To the extent we infer condemnation in the Scriptures we are spiritually blind. Matthew 23:26; John 9:2, 40

To the extent we judge and condemn ourselves and others we are deceived to believe that God condemns us. Romans 5:18

To the extent we judge and condemn we fail to walk in agreement with God. Amos 3:3, Romans 8:1, 1 Corinthians 4:5

To the extent we bow to guilt we are blind to the fact that Christ has paid for it in full. Isaiah 53:6; Hebrews 10:2; 1 John 1:7 Amp.

To the extent we seek the praise of man we fail to receive approval from God. John 12:43

To the extent we fear man we fail to fear God. Proverbs 29:25

To the extent we walk by sight we fail to walk by faith.2 Corinthians 5:7

To the extent we fail to hear His voice we fail to listen. John 10:27.

To the extent our minds are filled with our own thoughts they are not filled with His. 1 Corinthians 2:16; Isaiah 65:2

To the extent we fail to pursue wholeness we waste our lives. John 7:38, Malachi 4:2, Proverbs 18:9 Amp.

To the extent we rely on circumstances for Truth we are unstable and double minded. 1 Corinthians 3:3; Ephesians 4:31; James 1:8

To the extent we see ourselves as God does we are stable and single minded. Amos 3:3; Ephesians 3:17

To the extent we renew our minds we walk in truth. Ephesians 4:23

To the extent we strive to obey the Ten Commandments we lack the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18; Romans 4:15; 5:20; Galatians 5:4

To the extent we believe that we can fulfill the Ten Commandments we are full of ourselves, pride and self-effort. 2 Peter 3:18; Romans 4:15; 5:20; Galatians 5:4

To the extent we compare ourselves with others we have lost focus. 2 Peter 3:18; Romans 4:15; 5:20; Galatians 6:4, Proverbs 4:25 Hebrews 12:2

To the extent we are spiritually blind we cease to grow in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:9, 3:18

To the extent we complain we fail to give thanks to God. Philippians 2:14, Ephesians 5:20

To the extent we embrace our weaknesses we allow God to live through us. 1 Corinthians 15:43

To the extent we fail to wait on God we rob ourselves of His blessings. Psalm 27:14

To the extent we embrace inevitable suffering we will find treasure within it. Isaiah 45:3; Romans 5:3

To the extent we are ruthlessly honest with ourselves we will be honest with God. Psalm 43:3

To the extent we face our buried pain we will experience healing. Isaiah 40:31, 45:3

To the extent we confess our sin to God we are blind to the fact that He has already taken it away. Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 53:6; John 1:29, 13:10, 19:30; Romans 11:27; Hebrews 9:28, 10:2, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18.

To the extent we confess our sins to safe members of the body of Christ we realize that one member cannot find wholeness apart from the body. Romans 12:5; James 5:16

To the extent we hide ourselves from the body of Christ we deprive ourselves of their gifts and them of ours. 1 Peter 4:10; 1 John 1:7

To the extent we allow safe members of the body of Christ to unwrap our filthy rags we will walk free of them. James 5:16

To the extent we let God love us, we will love Him. 1 John 4:19

To the extent we allow God to love us through His body we will love others. John 13:34

To the extent we are distracted by the world we will miss the purposes of God. 1 John 2:15

To the extent we dig a deep foundation of faith we can build upon it. Jude 1:20

To the extent we ask, seek and knock, we will receive, find and pass through. Matthew 7:8

To the extent we lust or envy what is not ours we waste our days missing the jewels sparkling right under our noses. Proverbs 23:17

To the extent we uncover ourselves before God He will cover us. Psalm 140:7

To the extent we cover ourselves before God He will uncover us. Ezekiel 21:24

To the extent we allow God to comfort us, we will comfort others. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

To the extent we walk in dependence on God we will live free of burden. 1 Peter 5:7

To the extent we retain any hope of finding good within ourselves we will fail to receive Christ’s righteousness as our own. Isaiah 64:6; 2 Corinthians 5:21

To the extent we welcome God’s pruning we will enjoy yielding fruit. John 15:2

To the extent we give it will be given to us. Luke 6:38

To the extent we share in Christ’s suffering we will share in His glory. Romans 8:17

To the extent we surrender to God what we believe is ours we will enjoy it as God’s blessing. Luke 14:33

To the extent we focus on Christ we will stay directly on His course. Proverbs 4:25; Hebrews 12:1-2

To the extent we release the old we can receive the new. Matthew 9:17.

To the extent we acknowledge to God that we don’t know He will share with us what He knows. Job 11:6a; Daniel 2:28a

To the extent we receive instruction we will grow wise. Proverbs 8:33

To the extent we sit in silence and stillness before God we realize our frailty and His omnipotence. Psalm 103:14; Isaiah 46:10; James 4:14

To the extent we fight within ourselves, we fail to recognize and live surrendered in our true identity. Romans 7:5

To the extent we treasure God’s Word we live in it. Job 22:25-26; Proverbs 3:13-15

To the extent we find comfort living in the armor of God we find comfort in living as the new creature. Romans 13:14; Ephesians 6:11

To the extent we struggle with sin we have not accepted the sacrifice. Romans 8:3

To the extent we struggle with sin we are blind to the fact that Christ has taken it away. Psalm 103:12; Isaiah 53:6; John 1:29, 13:10, 19:30; Romans 11:27; Colossians 2:14, Hebrews 9:28, 10:2, 10, 12, 14, 17, 18.

To the extent we struggle with sin we are not abiding in Christ. John 15:4

To the extent we struggle with sin we don’t know who we are. 2 Corinthians 5:17

To the extent we are ready to face pain we will be finished with sin. 1 Peter 4:1

To the extent we allow Christ to be our Rescuer we will be rescued. Job 5:19; Lamentations 3:58

To the extent we submit our paradigms to God He will adjust them. Isaiah 55:6; Matthew 20:33; Hebrews 10:22

To the extent we identify with Christ we will be more rapidly conformed to His image. Romans 6:19; Colossians 1:27b

To the extent we live in fear we fail to live in love. 1 John 4:18

To the extent we come to Christ we rest in Him. Matthew 11:28

To the extent we know God intimately we cease striving to live our own lives. 2 Corinthians 5:21

To the extent we let God have His way with us we live in freedom. Romans 6:16

To the extent we see God our hearts have been purified. Matthew 5:8

To the extent we walk in holiness we walk in agreement with God. Romans 6:22

To the extent we seek God we know that He is Life. John 14:6

To the extent we allow God to lead, control and fill our lives, we will find the Promised Land. Matthew 10:39

To the extent we give glory to God we realize that there is no true glory outside of Him. Colossians 3:3; Hebrews 1:3a

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About ashleydwille

Author Ashley D. Wille was always searching for spiritual answers. “True and lasting satisfaction always proved just out of reach. Now, in midlife, I have come to find my soul satiated in God. Through sweet surprises, difficult climbs, and excruciating valleys, the Master’s hand has shaped me. All along the way, God has taught me many things. What He has taught me most is that many of my beliefs about Him were wrong.” Her book, My Journey Through the Cross, is a personal insight shared by an amazing woman. Through her profound experiences and inner struggles, Wille shows how she was able to break through false layers of thinking and move into a deeper relationship with God. Her beautiful journey is just waiting to be shared. If you are ready to live your life free of guilt and shame, you too can learn how to walk in spiritual freedom.
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