Dear God, I confess that I often want to be instantly mature in my faith. I lack the patience to work at it. Help me to remember that spiritual growth is like physical growth: I must start small, take one day at a time, and get enough nourishment. I know I can do this by challenging my mind to study your Word asking questions about it and then seeking answers through prayer, the counsel of other believers and life’s experiences. Help me to see each day as a building block and to commit to building a life of godly character one step at a time.
We ask God to give you complete knowledge of his will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding. Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better. Colossians 1:9-10.
Ronald A. Beers