dr mike okonkwo

Topic: Grow In Grace [TREM Devotional 23 December 2020]

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“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen.” – 2 Peter 3:18 (KJV)

Beloved, if you take a close look around you today, you would notice that the activities of the enemy seem to have increased, but the good news however, is that the grace of God abounds even much more. This is the best time for the believer to be alive. Because while it is getting darker in the world, it is actually getting brighter in the church. What that simply means is that you have enough grace to navigate your way this year in-spite of what you see around you.

The grace of God upon your life is intended by God to take you high above contrary situations and circumstances so that you can soar where others are crawling. In other words, when men are saying that there is a casting down, you are saying there is a lifting up. That is what makes you different from the world because they cannot understand how you function. That is why Apostle Paul in second Timothy 2:1, in his letter to his son Timothy, encouraged him to be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. That grace was to enable him endure hardship like a good soldier of Christ and yet stay on top of his game.

Beloved, in a world such as ours today, you really cannot function without the grace of God upon your life because everything is designed to work against you. If God does not help you, there is no way you can make it. Like I have always said, functioning by the grace of God is just the starting point. The truth is that you need to grow in that grace. Since growth can only come through the knowledge of Jesus Christ, you must take a quality decision to get to know Him intimately.

Beloved, it’s not all about just coming to church or getting involved in activities. It goes beyond that. You must make up your mind to personally seek the Lord through the study of the word, in prayers and fasting so that you can know Him for yourself.

Further Reading: Job 22: 29; Romans 5:20;

Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Nahum; Evening- Revelation 14

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Lord Jesus, come into my life. I accept You as my Lord and Personal Saviour. I believe in my heart You died and rose from the dead to save me. Thank You Lord for saving me, in Jesus name Amen.

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