AN EFFECTUAL DOOR

2 Peter 3: 18
The Word: 2 Peter 3: 18 (KJV)

18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Dig Deeper:
1 Corinthians 16: 9 
(KJV)

For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries.

Think about it
AN EFFECTUAL DOOR
Welcome to the month of February. By God’s grace, we shall be focusing on Growing in grace this month. Growth is one of the attributes of living things. There are 7 characteristics of living things:
– Movement
– Respiration
– Sensitivity – Ability to detect changes in the environment
– Growth
– Reproduction
– Excretion – Get rid of waste
– Nutrition – Intake of nutrients

Whether plants or animals, these 7 characteristics are common to living things. Spiritually these 7 characteristics are also applicable to an individual who is spiritually alive. Growth generally signifies, increase or developments: physically, psychologically etc. So God expects us to keep growing spiritually as long as we are alive. Physical growth may stop at certain age, but spiritually and mentally, we are not supposed to stop growing. A plant may be in a good soil and yet not bear as much fruit as its capable of. Even though Grace is available to do well, there sometimes may be hindrances and opposition that limits our development. Peter said a great and effectual door is opened, but there are many adversaries. We will be thanking God for a new month but also we ‘ll be pleading the blood against every adversary and opposition today.

Our memory verse for February will be:

2 Peter 3: 18
18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

Prayer focus:  Father thank you for a new month. We plead the blood against every adversary IJN

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