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Q:

It's suddenly hit me that my relationship with God isn't much different today than it was 30 years ago, when I first joined my church. Have I been missing something?


A:

Yes, from what you say you have been missing something; for 30 years you have been missing the opportunity to grow stronger in your faith and to walk more closely with God every day.

Think of it like this. When we first come to Jesus Christ, the Bible says we are like newborn babies—spiritual babies. God Himself has come to live within us by His Holy Spirit, and we have become members of His family forever. The Bible puts it this way: “In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3).

But a baby isn’t meant to stay a baby forever—nor are we meant to stay spiritual babies forever! God’s will is for us to grow stronger in our faith, and to become more and more like the One who gave us new birth: Jesus Christ. How does this happen? Just as a baby needs food and exercise to grow stronger, so we need spiritual “food” and “exercise” to grow stronger. And God has given these to us through the Bible, and prayer, and fellowship with other believers, and putting our faith into action.

Make sure of your commitment to Jesus Christ. Then make God’s spiritual “food” part of your life every day. Set aside time to read God’s Word and pray. In addition, seek ways (perhaps through your church) to serve Christ and share His love with others. The Bible says, “Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18).

Have you ever asked Christ into your heart?

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8 Comments

  1. Sylvia Gilbert says:

    I enjoy, good to meet my Lord and Savior each day. Sunday is to me the day I get to go to God’s house. That is a blessed day. “That is the day that the Lord has made.” I was raised in a Christian home. I remain a Christian person. My son was raised the same way and he is raising his children the same way. God has helped my family through a lot. God is always there for us all. Keep praying and he will answer your prayers.

  2. Leigh helton says:

    I want to no how to put faith into action

  3. margaret kaniaru says:

    I want to be a prayerful woman as I used to be when I was in college. Please advise me on what to do.

    1. Lance says:

      Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.

  4. Brian says:

    After 30 years of being addicted to drugs I’ve been freed (2 years clean) but sometimes out of nowhere my mind Goes to a place that’s from the past, a part of me that I wish dead. It’s so discouraging to me because it seems like it’s that last stronghold, it’s that last thing that wants to pull me back, and I desperately want to be free from this, I’ll call perverse way of life, and really it’s that. I desperately want to be freed from the memories of the past and the old habits that come with it. Seems like putting down the drugs now is the easy part, as crazy as that sounds. Now I have to live with what’s in my mind and what brought me to it in the first place. I’m desperately looking for answers to end this and to move forward.

    1. Lance says:

      Psalm 94:19 Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope and cheer. Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.

  5. Jack Link says:

    My faith was stronger when I was younger.

    1. Lance says:

      Romans 12:2 Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but be a new and different person with a fresh newness in all you do and think. Then you will learn from your own experience how his ways will really satisfy you.