Growing in Christ means we learn to control our temper, and when people transgress against us, instead of lashing out in anger we just let it go. Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines “discretion” as that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, united with caution….primarily regarding one’s own conduct. As we grow and study scripture we see how Christ handled his scorners and learn how he controlled his anger as he dealt with them. Just because we think someone deserves a piece of our mind doesn’t mean we have to give it to them. Let Christ fight for you. You focus on growing in the grace of Jesus Christ. Next time give grace to your offender and let it go. -2Peter 3:18
Monthly Archives: March 2013
Foolishness or unintelligent/unspiritual decisions will pervert or twist our way. Sin always makes life harder and always carries tough consequences. This verse says that after people get themselves into trouble they begin to fret against, or blame and speak angrily toward God. It is often easier to blame others for our failed situations, but the growing Christian owns up to failure, repents of sin, learns his lesson and moves forward. If we are continually Growing in Christ, we will make fewer foolish choices and experience a better quality of life. Grow in Christ by admitting failure and seek Gods help.
With our church theme this year being “Growing in Christ” from 2 Peter 3:18, I thought it would be helpful to send out some Growth Points. Just a small devotional thought that has a point of spiritual growth attached to it. I pray it is a blessing to you as you Grow in Christ this year.
Ecclesiastes 9:10 says “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might…” Jesus said in John 9:4 “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.”
From these two verses we get the concept of HARD WORK. Work as hard as you can, while you can, for as long as you can. I know sometimes it gets hard but don’t stop! Keep pressing on! God is watching, he will reward; and when we get busy, he will help when he sees that we mean business. John Phillips once wrote “We must do what we can do; then God will do what we can’t. As you GROW in CHRIST, grow in the discipline of faithfully working hard.