Are you growing in the things of God? If so, great! If not, why? Everything grows and thrives, or it simply dies. Plants and animals go through cycles as they change and grow. Humans go through stages too from a dependent baby, difficult toddler, inquisitive preschooler, fiesty teenager, and finally a mature adult. Hopefully! We should also be growing, learning, and changing in our spiritual walk just like in the natural as we become more and more like Christ! Children do not stay in elementary school forever and neither should we be stagnant and repeating the same things over and over again to little or no avail. We must push and press towards the mark of a higher calling as we grow in the things of God!
Verses To Stand On…
1 Peter 2:1-3
1 Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings,
2 As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
3 If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious.
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.
1 Corinthians 3:1-3
1 And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ.
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?
Walk It Out…
What are one or two things you could commit to adding or removing from your daily schedule in order to grow in God? Are you learning more and more of the Word of God and applying it to your life? Are you repeating the same lessons over and over again? If so, it’s time to graduate and move forward!