We have steps to go the terrace, or from one floor to the other. Growth in the salvation of God also is a step by step, forward and upward process in our spiritual walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. We begin with the first step and then we have to take a step. One step at a time, Sometimes children like to jump from the first step to the third. In many cases, they slip and fall down, and sometimes they get hurt.
This is true in our upward climb to the heights of salvation. We must be sure to take only one step at a time. The initial step in our being born again, or receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our personal Saviour. Then the Holy Spirit will show us the next step. In this way, it will be easy to enjoy unbroken fellowship with our Lord in our spiritual growth.
For many years we had thought we could do without Lord Jesus Christ. We had been sure we could manage our own lives by our own cleverness, knowledge, and wisdom. We had never thought of calling upon God for help, and in many cases, we ended up as miserable failures. Then and then only did we realize that unless God took hold of us we would be completely ruined and that there would be no hope for us either in this world or in the next.
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In this way some took the first step because of some crisis or the other, such as serious illness, poverty or a similar circumstances when no one else was able to help them; or because of some great disappointment either in private or public life when all human comfort failed them; yet others, because of some dominating sin from which no one could deliver them. Indeed God does use such varying circumstances in our lives to show us our helplessness and inability to teach us to call upon him for help and deliverance. When we call upon him for salvation, he answers us and becomes real and personal to us.
“…grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ” (2 Peter 3:18)