2 Peter 3:18
"But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever." NIV
"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." KJV
When a child is born we expect that it will grow and develop reaching the normal milestones of size and ability until it reaches adulthood. If this child failed to grow and develop in some way, we would be seeking to find the reason and get the help necessary to resolve the problem. Why then, are there so many Christians who are not maturing and those around them don't seem to be concerned? Growing spiritually is more important than physically because the spirit is eternal.
Heavenly Father, help us to examine ourselves and reveal to us where we are not growing and maturing as Your children. Help us to discern in other Christians when they are having a spiritual problem and use us to speak to them Your truth. We pray this humbly in Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC