Monday, 16 July 2018

'BUT GROW'

"But grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever" -2 Peter 3:18
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AMP rendition refers to grace as spiritually mature while TLB refer to it as spiritual strength. Both translations are right. 
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Christ is the measure of our growth. Grow to the level of His grace, that is, be spiritually mature as He is or posses the level of strength He has.
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There are two levels of growth that you must attain, the inward and outward growth. The inward growth refers to those things you can do through His enabling power such as prayer, fasting, studying the word amongst others. However the outward growth refers to His outward abilities manifesting in you - the fruit of His spirit in your character.
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Are you growing in your prayer, fasting, word, obedience, giving and so on?
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Christ has given you the grace to do all these spiritual activities but are you maximizing them? You cannot grow in these if in a week you do not engage yourself to do them. You cannot pray for one hour if you have not mastered the ability to pray consistently for thirty minutes; the same applies to other spiritual activities and in the manifestation of the fruit of the Spirit.
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Dearly beloved, growth doesn't happen automatically, it is a process. Are you growing in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? Think on these!



By Adeniyi Tim Oluwamayowa.

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