Imagine having a Christian as a roommate? Without even involving you, he/she could plant seeds of righteousness in your heart.
Here’s how –
- Each time you wake up to see him/her praying, you’re less likely not to pray.
- Each time you see him/her study the word, you’re less likely to not study the word.
A converted Christian can- by his own walk with God– strengthen his brethren
“Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” – Luke 22:31-32
Many times, you’re not the one who is so undisciplined. Like Lot, your environment might not just be conducive enough for spiritual growth; and if he rescued Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard) — (2 Peter 2:7-8).
FELLOWSHIP WITH THE BRETHREN is one of the greatest gifts a growing Christian can have. The strong amongst us are supposed to help/strengthen the growing.
- Romans 15:1-2 (ERV) – Some of us have no problem with these things. So we should be patient with those who are not so strong and have doubts. We should not do what pleases us but do what pleases them and is for their good. We should do whatever helps everyone grow stronger in faith.
- Gal. 4:19 – My little children, I am in pain again over you, like a mother giving birth. I will feel this pain until people can look at you and see Christ.
This was one of the pillars of my personal growth as a Christian.
God is bringing the right friends your way in Jesus name! Amen.
HOW NOT TO BACKSLIDE! by
Pastor Emmanuel Iren