Grow Up In The Lord

Saturday February 19, 2022

1 Peter 1:13-23; 2 Peter 1:2-14; Colossians 2:6-7 Walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith. God is looking for growth. He sets members in the body (1 Corinthians 12:18). Psalm 92:12-15. We are God’s currency in His kingdom. Glory in that He knows and understands you (Jeremiah 9:23-24). Know who God is. His motive is love, and He is a giver. Who is God to me? Fight to know the Savior. Be renewed in the spirit of your mind. Put on the new man (Ephesians 4:20-25). There is a difference between faith and presumption. Put faith in the living Word. Faith produces joy. Joy is not based on circumstances. The Bible characters overcame by faith (Hebrews 11). Abraham was not weak in faith. Giving glory to God strengthens us in faith. Thank Him and give Him glory. The joy of the Lord is our strength (Nehemiah 8:10). Offer the sacrifice of praise to God (Hebrews 13:12-13). Act on the Word! Blessed is the man who endures temptation (James 1:12). God does not tempt. Man is drawn away by his own desires. When desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin, and sin brings forth death. Do not be deceived. Every good and perfect gift comes from the Father through obedience. Karen Burrows gave an example of how we are tempted by the enemy in the flesh. Submitting to God increases you and gives you freedom. We build on the foundation of Jesus with gold, silver, and gems. The fire will test each one’s work. Examine yourself. God wants you to operate in His Spirit. (1 Timothy 6:12; Ephesians 6:10; 2 Timothy 1:7; Philippians 3:7-14) Ephesians 2:7 in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus.