“but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” (2 Peter 3:18, NKJV)
Some time ago I heard an older adult, who, obviously had not seen a young man for a number of years, ask the young man, “ARE YOU STILL GROWING?” The question was asked as if the questioner was surprised to see the height of the young man given his age. It was stated as if the young man should have stopped growing years ago.
I thought about the question and I want to ask you the same question today, “Are you still growing?” The difference between my asking you the question and the question asked by the older adult to the young man lies in its implication. The implication of the question asked by the older adult to the young man was one of surprise that he “would” still be growing. The implication in my asking you the question is that I would be surprised if you “are not” still growing.
1. Are you constantly and consistently growing spiritually?
2. Are you growing in “grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ?”
3. Are you growing in the use of your spiritual gifts for God’s service?
4. Are you growing in the knowledge of what the Lord’s will is for your live?
When I ask you the question, I pray you do not respond as that young man did by saying, “I don’t know.” I pray your answer will be an adamant “YES.” “Yes I am growing.” “Yes I am becoming more like Jesus.” “Yes I know and am pursuing God’s will for my life.” “Yes I am growing in my understanding of my place in the Kingdom of God.” I pray your answer to my question is a definite, “Yes.”
So let me ask you one more time, ARE YOU STILL GROWING?