Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Growing to be More Like Christ

As believers, God wants us to grow to become more like Him. As such we need to be adding to our lives the characteristics Peter mentions in 2 Peter 1:5-7. The question now arises as to how we are to do this.

First of all, as verse 5 mentions (“add to your faith”), we must make sure we really are believers. Then, we can go about adding these characteristics to our lives.
We need to recognize that this will take effort. New habits are not formed over night. A very straight-forward way to go about this is to sit down and prayerfully write out practical ideas for carrying out these various characteristics.

What are some things you struggle with? Is it keeping a certain time each day for personal devotions? Is it saying “no” to a stubborn, ungodly habit? Is it being kind to unkind people? What ever it is, write down specific steps and actions that you can take to start to bring about the needed change in your life. Then, prayerfully commit yourself to work at these things.

The change will not happen instantaneously. It will take work. It will take prayer. And it might even take being accountable to someone. Whatever it takes, take the necessary steps and you will grow in Christlikeness.

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