How much emphasis do you place on growth?
As a Christian there needs to be consistent growth in our lives.
When I talk about growth I am talking about it in the context of
our walk with God.
We need to be able to see growth clearly and not have to guess if it’s
happening. There are many ways to grow but let’s look at a
way that makes growth quantifiable.
“And this is how we may discern [daily by experience] that we
are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand and
become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind,
observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).”
1 John 2:3-6
I urge you to continue reading up to verse six.
The easiest way to know you are growing in the Lord is
to look at how much Word you apply in your life. That is a
sure way of assessing your growth in the Lord.
I believe reading the Word of God is significant (Romans 10:17)
but we must not stop there. We must apply the word into our
lives. Let me ask you a question,
How much of the word are your applying into your life?
I was challenged by the message I am sharing with you now.
As I read 1 John 2:3 I realized I needed to step up.
As I see it, there is always room for improvement.
My desire is to grow deeper in my relationship with Christ
and that will happen when I take His amazing word and
apply it into my life. As I end I will share one more scripture
that challenges me every time I read it,
“These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your
life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living.
They are foundational words, words to build a life on.
If you work these words into your life, you are like a smart
carpenter who builds his house on solid rock. Rain poured
down, the river flooded, a tornado hit – but nothing moved that
house. It was fixed to the rock.
But if you just use my words in Bible studies and don’t work them
into your life, you are like a stupid carpenter who built his house
on the sandy beach. When a storm rolled in and the waves came
up, it collapsed like a house of cards.”
God bless you friends!