It's a tough question at first, but if I were to name my top 3, they would be:
- Godly parents. - I have to admit this one wasn't obvious to me at first, but the more I thought about it the more I realized this one has had the greatest spiritual influence on me. I don't know why God decided to bless me with parents who are 100% committed to Him, but I'm thankful He did.
- Books. - Obviously, the Bible. But Brennan Manning's Ragamuffin Gospel really helped me understand grace. Rick Warren's The Purpose-Driven Church helped me love the church. I could go on and on...
- Children. - My kids have definitely helped me understand God a little better. They bring me joy, frustration, pride, pain, unconditional love, worry, and so much more. Everything I'm sure that the Father feels toward me.