TOPIC: Secrets of Growth.
Read: Acts 4:32-33
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
Memorise: Acts 2:47
Praising God, and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.
No parent will watch a five-year-old child that is still crawling and consider it normal, It’s expected that at that age, he or she should be walking perfectly. The same is obtainable in the kingdom of God. When a young convert remains on a spot for so long and still considers himself a baby Christian, God is worried that there’s something wrong with such a child.
God is interested in the spiritual growth of His children, just as He is in other aspects of their lives. One major secret of growth is desiring and studying the word of God. 1 Peter 2:2 says: “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” Without the word, you cannot grow.
Some teenagers have been born again for 6 years or more, yet, they cannot perform miracles: this ought not to be. Be committed to your growth, be steadfast in fellowship, love people genuinely, pray for other believers and speak the truth in love. When Christians work on their individual growth, the church of God and the Body of Christ at large will, in turn, experience exponential increase.
Read and study 1 Chapter of the Bible for the next one week.
HYMN 6: I’m Pressing On The Upward Way
I’m pressing on the upward way,
New heights I’m gaining everyday;
Still praying as I onward bound
“Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.”
Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven’s table-land;
Where love, and joy, and light abound,
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.
My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise, and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where these abound,
My constant aim is higher ground.
Beyond the mist I fain would rise,
To rest beneath unclouded skies,
Above earth’s turmoil peace is found
By those who dwell on higher ground.
I long to scale the utmost height,
Though rough the way, and hard the fight,
My song, while climbing, shall resound
Lord, lead me on to higher ground.
Lord, lead me up the mountain side
I dare not climb without my Guide;
And, heaven gained, I’ll gaze around,
With grateful heart from higher ground.
BIBLE IN ONE YEAR: Hosea 1-4