Have you ever been to a nursery? Not the one with screaming children, but one with thousands of plants? We have a nursery right in front of our house and it is huge! I often wonder how much water and plant food they go through each week. All of those plants need water, nutrients, and sunshine to survive! If the workers fail to do their jobs, the plants would wilt each day they did not get the food they need.
What does it take for a Christian to continue to grow? If you ask any child who is in Sunday School they would say, “Read the Bible and pray!” If it is that simple, then why is it hard to spend time each day to pray and read the Bible? Your flesh and human appetites would rather do just about anything than sit down and read the Bible and think deeply on its truths. Being is the Word daily and spending time in prayer is a spiritual discipline.