18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. – 2 Peter 3:18
This Lent we are asking every person at Flowing Grace to grow into a deeper commitment to holiness and grace. How do we do that?
1. The first step is to know why you are and to have a desire to do so.
2. Second you need to change your diet. Last night I sat near the Walker family. They have a 3 year old girl and a baby. Their girl was quick to ask grandpa Jim for some french fries and her diet, though not exactly the same as her parents, was getting more like it. Their son, however, was only eating from a bottle (though he did try a few times to eat the table itself). As we grow older, our diets change and then as we grow a lot older they change again.
Faith is like this. We need to change our diets. When we are infants in the faith, we can only consume certain things so they make sense. We dig into basic faith issues. God’s love, who is God, what my relationship to God is. As we grow older we consume deeper ways to connect to God. We learn how to be more generous. We learn how our behavior must change. We act differently.
During Lent, many people fast or make some dietary changes. I encourage you to make a spiritual change as well. Begin to do things that will bring you deeper in love with God and humanity. Explore at a level that is deeper and more meaningful. As we see in the Scripture, God calls us to grow in faith and if we just do the same old thing, we will never do so.
Do you desire to know why you are created? Do you desire to have a relationship with a Creator who has all the answers and all the power, who offers grace and peace, hope and joy? Do you desire to become more than you thought was possible? Then, grow in your faith. If you need help, ask a mentor or pastor. We are here to guide you!
Peace and joy to you!