Growing as a Christian

By   •   March 12   •   Topics: ,


Some people have received Christ but have never reached spiritual maturity. They have been in church all their lives, and yet they have never become mature Christians. They are still considered “spiritual children” and “babes in Christ.” They know little Scripture. They have little desire to pray, and bear few of the marks of a Christian in their daily living. To say, “I will resolve to do better, I will muster all my will power and revise my way of living,” is noble, but futile. A corpse could as well say, “I will-through sheer effort-rise out of this coffin and be a living man again.” You need a power outside yourself. You cannot get over the habits and chains that are binding you. You need outside help. You need Christ.

The Bible tells of a bridge of faith which reaches from the valley of despair to the high hills of glorious hope in Christ. It tells where we are, but beyond that-it tells where we may be in Christ. Now, of course, you will not be completely mature until you are in the presence of Christ, but you should be growing every day as a Christian.

Read Billy Graham’s message about growing and maturing in your faith.

Prayer for the day

Lord, work through me this day, that I might be maturing as a Christian and come to know You better, that I might know Your perfect will for me.

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  1. Eunice Ntsoseng says:

    I pray the the Lord my God can give me job and cancel the spirit of fear. In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.

  2. James H says:


  3. Myrielle Soublet says:

    Thank you so much for this.

  4. Teri Lyn Guerin says:

    Thank you.

  5. Gerry says:

    Most believers hope to become more spiritually mature. Their intentions are genuine. However, it takes a determined effort to accomplish it. First and foremost we must set aside a committed time each and every day to spend time alone with Christ, even if it’s only brief. This will become a welcomed habit and sustain your spiritual growth as you continue to study his life-altering Holy Word.

  6. JOANN says:

    Jesus saved my life. For so many years I was afraid of learning the truth. Now I know the truth and I Praise God every day for what he has done for me. I can’t wait to see what else he has in store for me.

  7. Kim Smith says:

    When my faith falters, I know Billy Graham always has the words to bring me back to where our Lord wants me to be. Praise God. Thank you. GB !

  8. Don Brush says:

    I am sorry for all the times I put my own selfish interest first and the things of God second. Lord, please forgive me and help me to place you first, others second and me, dead last!

  9. Wendy says:

    I am that Christian. I want and need to be closer to God. I want and need to hear Him speak to me. I want and need to know what His perfect will is for me. Please help me pray that I find those answers in my life. I am tired of just making it through each day. I want to live a life so full of Christ that everyone around me sees it and hears it. I’m sorry that I cannot give any sort of donation to your ministry and I hope that does not keep me from receiving prayers from you. Thank you for all that you do for others. I hope that each of you have a blessed day.

    1. Kim says:

      You’re not alone Wendy. I, too, am that Christian. I’ll pray that our yearning to grow closer to Christ is fulfilled beyond our wildest dreams.

  10. Rosario Lewis says:

    Lord God, my sincere prayer is let me grow and mature in Christian life. I know it is impossible on my own, I know Lord God, I require your help. Help me Lord God to grow everyday in your word. Whatever I know must be in the Word or about God is just a fraction. Your Kingdom is so immense so also your teachings. Lord God help me to serve others. 1 Peter 4: 7 – 11. Help me Lord to use my gifts and talents to serve you by serving others. Glory to God. Amen