Abel Amadi

Walking in the Light – Part 2

When a believer consistently walks in the light, he will undoubtedly grow spiritually. The born again experience does not end after receiving salvation, but continues to spiritual growth. Peter tells us that we need to grow in our knowledge of Jesus and also to have that intimate relationship with Him because the more we know Him, the more of Him will be seen in our lives as we are transformed into His likeness.

We have to grow in our salvation. Biologically speaking, any child that refuses to grow after birth is an abnormal child and it will be a burden to the parents. This is what Christians who refuse to grow in the faith after being born again are to Jesus.

Anyone who is not growing after receiving Christ as Saviour will be dying. Peter admonished believers: “Like new born babies, crave pure spiritual milk that you may grow in your salvation,” (1 Pet 2:2). When we first come to the Christian faith (by salvation — born again), we begin with the basics of the gospel (spiritual milk). Milk is a necessary nourishment for newborn babies, hence the usage of the metaphor to describe the requirement for spiritual growth.

However, as we grow into maturity (become spiritual adults), we begin to feed on solid food. We go for something solid rather than milk. For spiritual maturity, we go deeper into the scripture and learn more about the doctrines of God.

Prayer is a spiritual weapon that helps believers to walk in the light. It removes the hindrances that stand between us and the sweet fellowship with God.

To walk in the light is to live a life that is governed by the word of God and guided by the Spirit of God. Since God is Light (1John 1:5), walking in the light is walking with God. It is abiding in Christ and obeying the word. Prayer empowers believers to live victoriously in a world filled with sin. In order to have spiritual life and energy, you must pray or else your spiritual journey may be overtaken with faults. Pray in your closet, and as you go about your daily labour let your heart be often uplifted to God. Satan cannot overcome him whose heart is thus stayed upon God.

  • Today’s Nugget: Grow in grace
  • Prayer: Lord help me to know you the more.

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