But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. (2 Peter 3:18 ESV)
To enable my children to grow physically I must provide nutritious food, clothing, shelter and physical exercise. For their social growth they need interactions with a variety of people in safe environments. What do they need for growth in grace?
The mediator of grace is Jesus Christ. To grow in grace my kids need to grow in their knowledge of Christ.
As I pray for my children to grow in grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ, I pray the same for myself so that they will be able to see the life of Christ in me also.