2 Peter 3:18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Once a person understands who Jesus Christ really is and has put his or her faith in what Jesus has promised (see the previous Daily Bible Nugget #494 on John 5:24), what steps should be taken next to grow and continue to grow in the Christian life?
I first believed and understood the promise Jesus made in John 5:24 when I was a student in high school. One of the members of the Methodist Youth Fellowship (MYF) that I had just begun attending also attended Cass Technical High School. She invited me to attend the Voice of Christian Youth (VCY) Bible club that met after school every Tuesday, so I began attending.
One of the guest speakers brought a simple message about how to grow as a Christian which I have never forgotten. The speaker spoke of three things required for spiritual growth. He compared these three things to three legs of a stool. If any one of the three things is missing in a Christian’s life, the person will not grow or stand up as a Christian anymore than a one or two-legged stool could stand up.
Here are the three things:
(1) Bible reading and study: God speaks to us as we read the Bible daily (Acts 17:11).
(2) Prayer: We talk to God as we “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
(3) Fellowship and soul winning: We share our faith with others (Proverbs 11:30).
These three things if practiced regularly, even daily, will result in the spiritual growth we read about in 2 Peter 3:18.