Grow In His Grace And Knowledge


A minister once stated: “The one thing we all need to do more of is to grow in the love of God and in His grace and knowledge. That means learning how to let these rivers of living water flow out of our innermost being.” Truer words could not have been spoken. Yet, how many individuals believe this today?

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 3:8

I love this verse, As a Christian, I have concluded that the only true wisdom, understanding and knowledge I will ever need is contained in this one verse. I know for a fact it is all about Jesus. What do we need to to glean from this? Is all I have to do for my salvation is to believe with all my heart that Jesus Christ came as my Savior and died on The Cross for my sins and rose again on the third day. My salvation is mine through Grace alone. I cannot earn it, It is a gift. Anything I need to know will be revealed as God and the Holy Spirit sees fit. I will continue to read, study and pray but all my thoughts are going to be solely on Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Praise and glory to God the Father!

Peter also tells us, that we need to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and to have an intimate relationship with Him. The more we know Him, we will become more like Him. Paul said in Col 3:1-4: “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”

The Scriptures contain all the knowledge we will ever need to learn of God, His Son, and His Spirit, at least in this life. God’s desire for those that are saved is their sanctification and transformation. He wants us to become more holy like Him. He wants to transform us into the image of His Son. The way to do this is by meditating on the Scriptures and applying their principles to our lives every day, as we yield to the conviction and power of the Holy Spirit who dwells within us. Then we will prove 2 Cor 3:18: “We, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord.”

Author: Cheryl Cooper Downum

My name is Cheryl Cooper Downum, I have been a survivor of childhood sexual and a victim of a stalker and sexual assault at 15. I endured a painful divorce in 2015. As I’ve walked this journey, I’ve found myself growing closer to Jesus. My heart is now infused with empathy for others that find themselves in this place. And, God has given me a story, a message of hope to share. A message birthed in my brokenness that brought forth a sweet-surrendered dependence on God’s unconditional acceptance and love. The reason I am writing this blog is; I have found in my life that the Lord often uses our deepest pain as the launching pad to our deepest calling. My desire is to encourage His children to seek a deeper relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ. I hope that as you read my blog, you will feel inspired and encouraged. Thank you for visiting! God Bless! The Lord has also blessed me abundantly with 3 beautiful grown and married adult children.

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