Don’t Get Too Comfortable

by | Aug 19, 2014

“And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge.” 2 Peter 1:5
Writer Joel Sutton saw a sad sight in the woods of Arkansas. The foundation of a house was left unfinished. Instead of walls and a roof, weeds and small saplings had overrun the concrete slab. The initial phase of a dream project was complete, but nothing else had been done. It had been abandoned.
The Christian’s spiritual life is also a dream project. Our goal is to have an abundant life fueled by God’s wisdom and strength. Unfortunately, sometimes as believers we stop after laying the foundation of faith. We don’t add virtue or knowledge, building upon our trust in God. The foundation is left unfinished with nothing more than the basics in place, and the weeds of sin begin to grow and spread.  If you are still “here on earth” you haven’t “arrived” yet, you need to continue to grow in Him, keep pushing to be all you can be!
The apostle Peter told us if you want to have a more vibrant faith, you need to start building on top of your foundation. Put your faith into action by doing good works. Develop a deeper relationship with God. Study His Word and pray daily to add to your Bible knowledge. Build with diligence and grow.
Don’t get satisfied with where you are spiritually, pursue God with all your heart and become all you can be for Him. It can be easy to get so caught up in the business of our world that we neglect our spiritual growth. I remember one preacher as I was growing up saying that you cannot just sit in one place spiritually either you are growing or you will become like a stagnant pond and stink spiritually.
“True grit is making a decision and standing by it, doing what must be done.” John Wayne