THEME: MATURITY IN SALVATION
1 Peter 2:1-3
“Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have the tasted that the Lord is good.”
-As new born babies yearn for spiritual milk that enables them to grow healthy and strong, born again Christians crave for spiritual food. Growth and maturity in salvation requires that we feed on good spiritual food which is the word of God, as we abiding in Christ who leads us in all truth. Christ calls us to abide in Him as He abides in us, for He is the Vine and we are the branches and without Him we can do nothing (John 15:5). Apostle Paul revealed to the Hebrews that, they ought to be teachers but some rely too much on milk which belongs to infants. As we mature in salvation, we graduate from depending on milk to solid food that trains us to distinguish between good and evil, and walk in righteousness.
Lord our Everlasting Father we come to You today with thanksgiving in our hearts. We count our blessings and name them one by one. We surrender our lives to You. We thank You for who You are and what You have done unto us. Thank You for the good plans You have for us, plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future. Thank You for all You have done unto our lives, our families, churches, and nation. Thank You God for You have gone before us and You are making everything work out for our good. Thank You for You know the times, seasons and the years before us, and the paths that we should take. Thank You for abiding in us as we abide in You. We love You Lord, thank You for loving us first. We rely on You Jesus Christ our true Vine for without You we can do nothing. Forgive us merciful Savior all our iniquities and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. Grant us the grace to rid ourselves from all malice, deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind. Wash us dear Jesus with Your precious blood and lead us in Your way of salvation. Thank You for You are establishing us in Your word each day that we may rely on Your righteousness and holiness. Only You are Holy Lord. Only You are righteous, we rely on Your holiness and righteousness. Only You deserve to be worshipped and adored. Only You deserve to be exulted and praised. Only You are the true Vine, we rely on You for fruitfulness. We can do nothing without You Jesus, water us and establish us in the water of Your word. Thank You dear Jesus for Your goodness and mercy upon our lives. Thank You for Your kindness and love upon us Your children. Remember with mercy Lord all those who are jobless and struggling financially that You may provide for all their needs. Bless all the orphans, widows and the street children, that You may show them Your salvation. Open the eyes of our muslim brothers and sisters merciful Savior and show them Your salvation. Be with all those are waiting You for marriage that Your hand of grace may locate each one of them and unite them with their spouses. Have mercy on all the broken families that Your will may be done in their lives merciful Savior. Bless our children and make them fruitful. Be with us dear Jesus and answer all our prayers and hearts desires. Thank You Jesus for You love us and You care for us. Thank You for writing our names in the book of life. Thank You for we belong to You and You know us by name dear Jesus. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forever more. Amen
Further reading: Hebrews 5:12-14
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