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LIBERTY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF DIVINITYSpiritual Formation Blog PostSubmitted to Dr. Paul Greer,in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the completion ofRTCH 500 – B10Research, Writing, and Ministry PreparationbyMarch 16, 2018
Spiritual Formation Concepts that I Need to Incorporate into my Own Walk of FaithReading Foundations of Spiritual formation by Paul Pettit has helped me to gain a betterunderstanding of what spiritual formation is, and it has also helped me to know the elements thatare necessary for spiritual formation. One of the concepts addressed in the book that I need toincorporate into my own walk of faith is character and spiritual formation. The author explainedin his book that for a person to experience spiritual formation, they must have a good character.To understand how character affects spiritual formation, we must first have a clear understandingof what character is. Pettit defines character as the attributes or traits by which we identifysomeone or something. (page 146). The bible tells us in Genesis 1:27 that God created man inHis own image; therefore, God’ character should be the standard by which we measure our owncharacter. We must also aspire to be like Christ. Jackson Brown Jr. wrote “Be more concernedwith your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while

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