02 GrowtH In GrAce:
“I pray that they
may ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior
Jesus Christ’” (2 Peter 3:18)
The command is to grow. Effort has to be made in order to grow. If we are not making an effort to grow, the only alternative is to go in reverse. We begin to degenerate if we do not make an effort to grow. Therefore, as parents, let us not just pray for our children to ‘grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior’, let us invest in our children, put forth a strong effort to equip them to ‘grow’. So, this prayer actually leads us back to ourselves – we need to be praying for ourselves that we may be strong in our faith to equip our children to ‘grow in grace’.