Re: Want to grow
One way that we begin to grow, my husband and I, was this. Our children were all little and we were very busy. But we made up our mind to have a time for devotions as a family EVERY EVENING, before we put them to bed for the night. Ten to 15 minutes...a time to read a few scriptures and pray.
And we began to say a prayer of thanks to God BEFORE each meal. Just little things like that helped us all to grow and our children got into the habit of praying and Bible study when they were little. It was just something they grew up doing, because that's what WE did as their parents.
Also, begin to reach out to others with needs. Help them if you can, but tell them "I'm going to pray for your needs to be met." Then, do it. Pray for them. Contact them if you can and tell them you are still praying and show that you are really concerned about their needs....
In other words, let others see Christ through YOU, showing compassion, helping others, doing things he would have you do.
You will be amazed at how you will grow in wisdom and knowledge of HIM, when he really begins to LIVE through YOU!
My favorite scripture: Malachi 3:16
"Then they that feared the LORD spake often one to another: and the LORD hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the LORD, and that thought upon his name!" (Every time we speak of the Lord, or even THINK of him--its written down in a book of remembrance!)