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Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.
(Psalm 119:105) ESV

I know, O Lord, that the way of man is not in himself, that it is not in man who walks to direct his steps.
(Jeremiah 10:23) ESV

But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man.
(Luke 21:36) ESV

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
(Acts 2:38) ESV

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.
(Acts 4:13) ESV

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,
(2 Timothy 3:16) ESV

For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.
(James 2:26) ESV

My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in him: ...
(1 John 2:1-29) ESV1

Inspirational Quotes from Famous People

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
--Bruce Lee – American Actor Born 1940 Died 1973

Nature knows no pause in progress and development, and attaches her curse on all inaction.
--Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – German Poet Born 1749 Died 1832

Men are only as good as their technical development allows them to be.
--George Orwell – British Author Born 1903 Died 1950

All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.
--Calvin Coolidge – American President Born 1872 Died 1933

Parents can really help, but they can also really hinder the development of their youngsters.
--Mike Krzyzewski – American Coach Born 1947

If information and knowledge are central to democracy, they are the conditions for development.
--Kofi Annan  Ghanaian Statesman Born 1938

In Hinduism, conscience, reason and independent thinking have no scope for development.
--B. R. Ambedkar – Indian Politician Born 1891 Died 1956

The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.
--Harvey S. Firestone – American Businessman Born 1868 Died 1938

Inventions have long since reached their limit, and I see no hope for further development.
--Ursula K. Le Guin – American Writer Born 19294

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Development and the Bible

What is personal development for Christians?

Christians are in the process of being changed into the image of Christ, from glory to glory [2 Corinthians 3:18].

Surely that means that Christians are making upward progress, that they are growing and developing? In fact, it does not. It means that we are being reduced, while He becomes greater – as in the words of John the Baptist [John 3:30].

Are we playing with words for the sake of argument?

The answer is no. Humanistic psychology, which affects Christians through its influence in entertainment, education, politics and commerce, would have us believe that we should aspire to our highest potential – to become the best, and most successful, that we can be.

The problem, as the Bible sees it, is that we are already too full of ourselves. We need to replace the reign of self with the reign of Christ. We need humbling.

The apostle Paul had this experience.

Early in his ministry he called himself the least of the apostles [1 Corinthians 15:9].

Later, he called himself less than the least of all the saints [Ephesians 3:8].

And towards the end of his life he called himself the worst sinner in the world [ 1 Timothy 1:15].

As the apostle Paul grew in faith he saw himself as less and less.

When we study the lives of God’s people who have made progress in the spiritual life, we note that what marks them is the recognition that they are fading out of the picture, while Jesus Christ takes the foremost place.

This should make sense of the words of Jesus when He said that unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies it remains a single seed, but if it dies it will bring forth much fruit [John 12:24-25].2


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Definition of Development

1. The act of developing.

2. The state of being developed.

3. A significant event, occurrence, or change.

4. A group of dwellings built by the same contractor.

5. Determination of the best techniques for applying a new device or process to production of goods or services.

6. The organized activity of soliciting donations or grants; fundraising.3     




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