“As newborn babies in Christ desire the sincere milk of the Word that you may grow thereby.”
Growing in grace is not an option though many of us treat it so. II Peter 3:18 reads, “But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever.” Grow in your faith by study of God’s word. Romans 10:17 reads, “So then faith comes by hearing and hearing from the Word of God.” Last time, we listed four spokes to our rim that will keep us strong.
The first was prayer. How can you know someone unless you talk to them? God yearns to talk to us, but to many times the clatter of this world breaks our fellowship with Him. How full of void is our heart when we compare our prayer life to “Pray without ceasing” — I Thessalonians 5:17.
Secondly, read His word daily. It is a lamp unto our path. In it, we have the direction He wants to give us — Proverbs 3:5-6.
Thirdly, obey His word. God’s word is not simply suggestions, but commandments to live by. John 14:21 tells us our obedience to His word gauges our love and commitment to Jesus. “He that hath my commandments and keepth them, he it is that loveth me.”
Fourthly, we should witness our faith daily — telling others about faith in Christ emboldens you to keep on witnessing for Him. We talk about who we love. Silence is sometimes golden, but too often in our witness, it is just plain yellow. Next to lost, which is not all inclusive is confidence that God will do what He says He will do. Do we really believe that if we share the plan of salvation that one will be saved by simply repenting and calling upon the Lord Jesus Christ? I must admit, it has been with fear and trembling I have shared Christ. Shame on me for my lack of confidence in that God will not save if I share.
Lastly, in this wheel, let’s look at the hope of His coming. Teaching us that denying ungodliness and world lusts, we should live sorely, righteously and godly in this present world, looking for that blessed hope and the glorious appearing of the Great God and our Savior Jesus Christ — Titus 2:12-13.
Is He coming in my lifetime? I think so, but no one knows so. Ruth Graham said, “If Jesus doesn’t come soon, He is going to owe Sodom and Gomorrah an apology.” I used to preach that America was going to the dogs, but I have quit embarrassing the dogs. Go — Read — Obey — Witness — Trust — Hope.
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