He who hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)
There are times when we struggle to stay connected with God. Lack of prayer, not serving, and general malaise are some of the tools that Satan uses to hurt our relationship with the Lord. These things tend to “sneak up” up on us over time and can hinder growth in our knowledge of God. Philippians 1:6 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible, because it encourages us to keep moving forward when we struggle and to always remember God is there. From billygraham.org comes a wonderful way to move forward and keep growing.
Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion. It is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ. When you start out, you start out as a baby. You must be fed on the simple things of the Bible, and you learn to walk in your Christian life gradually. At first you will fall down and make many mistakes, but you are to continue growing. However, there are many people who have stopped growing. They remain spiritual babes all their lives. I am afraid that this experience is all too common today. Perhaps it is yours.
Do you remember the day when you gave your heart and life to Christ? You were sure of victory. How easy it seemed to be more than conqueror through Christ who loved you. Thousands of Christians have struggles with themselves. The great need in Christendom today is for Christians to learn the secret of daily victory over sin.
What can I start doing each day to grow in my walk with Christ?