II 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.”

Every Believer wants to live a fulfilling life in the Lord. Christians crave certain things all throughout their spiritual walks. There is a consistent desire in the hearts of Believers to know Christ in a deeper, more personal way; to know they are walking in His will, and to experience the reality of God in their lives.

Sometimes, we live with the misconception that we must have all of the character of Christ, at one time,  living through us. We are sealed into Christ once, and made a new creature in Him, but we are refilled many times. Through the course of life, we are molded and shaped into that life that is eternally dwelling in our souls. When we make mistakes or fall into traps, we feel like we fall back to square one. In reality, the Lord is teaching us through each trial, through each situation, or through each mistake that we are growing and maturing in His grace.

We don’t keep falling back to square one every time we make a mistake. We grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Saviour. Every situation should build upon itself; every weakness should be constantly overcome, however incrementally it may be in doing so. There must be growth in Christ.

Are you growing in His Grace? Is your knowledge of the Lord increasing? Then put it to use. Let it be seen by all men. Let your light shine. Let those around you - your spouse, family, friends, and church family - see the effects of the growing grace of God in your life.

We are all growing. Keep letting the sun shine on your seed and let the rain fall.

61-1231M - “You Must Be Born Again”
Shortcuts… Tonight they're out here today, and they're going on (Oh, my.), and tomorrow they want to preach: Pentecostal people letting them do that too. Yeah. They want a shortcut to Heaven, "Hallelujah, all I have to do is get down here and just don't think of nothing at all, and say, 'Hallelujah, hallelujah, I got on Elijah's garment. I'm going out tomorrow to cast out devils. Hallelujah, hallelujah, I got It.' Praise God, here I go." They want the shortcut to Heaven, taking as much of the world as they can take. You can't take any of it. There's no shortcuts. You come the way of Calvary. You come the way of the brass altar. You come the way of the brazen serpent. You die. You actually die, O God, why can't I say it right? You die, literally die to yourselves, die to the things of the world, and are borned anew. Amen. No world, the things of the world is dead. There's no shortcuts. See? They want to come right quick; they don't want to grow. We grow in the Lord. It takes growth and experience.

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Proverbs 4-6