Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. —2 Peter 3:18
Are you growing in your spiritual life? Are you maturing as a Christian? Are you growing in the grace and the knowledge of Jesus Christ? Are you developing the qualities listed in 2 Peter 1:5–7? Are you being intentional, earnest, and diligent?
In 2 Peter 1:5, Peter says, “Make every effort.” What are you doing to nurture and cultivate your spiritual life?
Several years ago, as I looked at my own Christian life, I realized there were areas where I had slipped into complacency, where I wasn’t building on my faith. Through 2 Peter 1, the Lord stirred up my heart to begin to take some steps to help me be more intentional about building these qualities into my life. And what an adventure it has been!
Now, I’m not where I want to be. I’m far from being like Christ in so many of these areas. But by God’s grace and by my making an effort, I’m not where I was!
Make it Personal
What are some practical ways you can make an effort to supplement your faith?