What Type Christian Do You Want To Be?

What type Christian do you want to be? There is one type I want to be, and one I don’t want to be. I want to be an alligator not a wasp Christian.

An alligator grows every day of its life.

A wasp is as big as it will ever be the day it is born.

Wasp Christians abound in churches. They have been born again, saved, but have not grown. Resultantly they struggle in their faith and bring dishonor to the name Christian. 

To be an alligator Christian one has to grow daily in faith and knowledge. That requires some basic daily action.

* “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

Establish a time, place, and resources to aid your study. Get in the habit.

* Prayer is essential to spiritual growth.

“But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.” Matthew 6:6

When you pray, be more concerned about the One to whom you are praying than about what you are praying.

* Engage regularly in public worship where the Word of God is expounded faithfully. 

“…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”  Hebrews 10:25

As with breathing it is as essential to breathe out as to breathe in. So, it is essential to not only take in the Word, but to share it also.

Let’s grow, fellow gators.