by Marcie Bridges, @Marcie_Bridges

“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.”  
2 Peter 3:18

Gracious Lord,
fill me to overflowing
consume me with Your fire

may You be all I desire.

More of You Lord,
may I continually seek
only Your precious name
let my lips honorably speak.

Growing ever, always, Lord,
in Your sweet grace
through knowledge and wisdom
let me humbly partake.

Always becoming more like You
less of me in all I do.

As I grow Lord,
teach me to love
milk that refreshes and
the meat of Your Word.

Gracious Lord,
lead me to Your well
where grace in abundance abides
draw me near to You
with only Your water that satisfies.

~Marcell Warner Bridges
©12 June 2016All Rights Reserved.

One day this last week I was researching an idea I felt God had given me
to strengthen my walk with Him. As I researched a passage I have known
all my life, I found out the meaning of it I grew up with is not what it
actually means.

As I pondered this, I wrote about it on my
Facebook status and one of the things I discovered through conversing
about it in the comments is how God gives us an understanding of His
Word for the time of life we are in. He helps us through situations in
our Christian walk by giving us knowledge that can be applied to that
time in our lives. Then, at a new time in our walk, He might enlighten
us with that same verse in a new and different way to further our growth
in Him.

It’s the whole idea of crawling before walking. First we
have to learn to crawl, then stand, then finally move our feet and
walk. Part of being a Christian is growing in Christ. Maturity.

do we do this? Through reading God’s Word and prayer. Not just reading
the Bible though but studying it, asking questions, and writing down
what we learn. Praying for wisdom to understand what we are reading and
the knowledge to know how to apply it to our lives.

As Matthew
Henry says in his commentary on this verse: “And that we may avoid being
led away, we must seek to grow in all grace, in faith, and virtue, and
knowledge. Labour to know Christ more clearly, and more fully; to know
him so as to be more like him, and to love him better.
This is the
knowledge of Christ, which the apostle Paul reached after, and desired
to attain; and those who taste this effect of the knowledge of the Lord
and Saviour Jesus Christ, will, upon receiving such grace from him, give
thanks and praise him, and join in ascribing glory to him now, in the
full assurance of doing the same hereafter, for ever.” ¹

May we continue to seek to know God more abundantly and fully in our lives that we may grow in His grace with all wisdom and understanding.
 From My Heart to Yours,

¹Matthew Henry Commentary at

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