By BGEA Staff • June 1, 2004
The Bible says, “Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18). If you have not already done so, we encourage you to organize your day so that you will have a special time to spend alone with God.
Be sure that you do not neglect this “quiet time,” for this communion with our Lord will give you strength and power to resist Satan (James 4:7), to live above your circumstances (Romans 5:3-5), and to become a victorious Christian (1 Corinthians 10:13).
It is important that you read your Bible and meditate upon it daily. As the good seed of the Word of God is planted in the heart, watered by prayer, and cultivated through obedience, praise, and Christian service, the child of God matures spiritually, as stated by Paul in Colossians 1:10 and Ephesians 3:17-19.
Growth in the life of a Christian comes as he yields his heart and life to the Savior. The Holy Spirit is then able to transform his life into the likeness of Jesus Christ. Worship and fellowship in a gospel-preaching church are also a necessary part of spiritual growth.