“Grow, therefore, in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.” [2 Peter 3:18]
Have you ever picked up the book (or Kindle – or any other device!) you were reading and, on
beginning to read, felt the words were strangely familiar. You keep on reading and yes, there is
another part you remember. Then you realise that somehow or other, you had gone back a few
chapters without noticing, perhaps a bookmark slipped. If you are like me you can re-read entire
chapters again before something clicks and you wonder why you have wasted so many hours going
over the same old ground and getting no further forward with the book than you were before. Not
that it needs a misplaced bookmark for us to do that, I am sure we have all experienced reading the
same paragraph over and over again because someone or something has distracted us.
In our personal journey of faith we can do the same. Instead of starting on a new chapter, we
metaphorically get stuck on the same page. Perhaps we have neglected time with God, time for
studying the Bible, worshipping, praying, and sharing with others in fellowship. Perhaps we have
closed our minds to the challenges we would much rather not face. Perhaps we have grown
complacent or even lazy. Or maybe we just prefer the familiar. Whatever the cause our faith fails to
grow as it should.
Please do not let that happen to you. Do not leave your story unfinished, incomplete. With faith,
there is always so much more to discover, so much more to learn. Don’t settle for less.
God bless you all.