Desire God’s Pure Word and Grow In Your Salvation

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Happy Wednesday Saints.

“DESIRE GOD’S PURE WORD AS NEWBORN BABIES DESIRE MILK. THEN YOU WILL GROW IN YOUR SALVATION.”

Did you know that God wants you to grow and develop spiritually? You don’t have to remain the same or stay stuck in the past. You don’t have to continue being impatient, unkind, selfish, easily angered, unloving, unforgiving or bitter. These behaviours and negative attitudes don’t have to define you or remain a permanent part of your character and life.

We may have behaved like this in the past, but now that we are IN CHRIST, we have the means to GROW out of them.

As we saw yesterday, “We can act Christ-like regardless of how we are feeling.” And part of our spiritual maturity is learning how to act according to God’s Word even when we don’t feel like it.

Jesus said in Matthew 5:16 to “LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE OTHERS, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD DEEDS AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER IN HEAVEN.”

Being surrounded by darkness doesn’t have to dull your light or prevent your GOOD DEEDS from shining through. It’s in the darkness that our light shines the brightest.

As we mature IN CHRIST, we don’t need others to be kind, loving, patient, good, or respectful to us in order for us to DO GOOD DEEDS. If we live to glorify the Lord, then it doesn’t matter what others are doing.

Commit to your spiritual growth in 2022. Don’t let any negative attitudes and adverse behaviors hold you back unnecessarily when God’s Word makes it possible for you to grow out of them and be free.

This is YOUR year. Desire God’s pure Word and GROW IN YOUR SALVATION.

God bless and lots of love,
Warren


Pastor Warren Retzlaff