“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”—2 Peter 3:18
Unfortunately, some people make spiritual growth errors and don’t experience then the most benefit from what God has to offer. They rely on feelings as their measure of spiritual strength. Or they view the church as the source of their spiritual growth. Or, sometimes people blame their lack of spiritual vitality on others and their lack of cooperation.
Remember that spiritual growth is intentional. It doesn’t happen by accident. It also doesn’t happen because Christians live in the same home. That’s why Peter is instructing people to take action. Growth is intentional and has a lasting impact.
Look for ways to pray, share prayer requests, tell people that you’re praying and acknowledge answers to prayer. Read the Bible and share what you’re learning. It’s especially helpful when kids teach parents, so ask your kids what God is teaching them through his Word.
Serving the Lord together fosters an identity in your children but also for you as a family. And consider journaling about your family growth and experience. It’s encouraging to go back and see how God has led, directed, or spoken to you as a family or through the individuals to others.
Lord, I’d like to serve you in my home and I’d like to lead others to grow in your grace. Would you please help me to see past the busyness and initiate with others in spiritual ways today. Thank you for the way you work in me and my family. Amen