Wednesday, May 6, 2015
One, two, three...STRETCH!
Rather, let our lives lovingly express truth [in all things, speaking truly, dealing truly, living truly]. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One).
Sometimes growing up can be uncomfortable. All the stretching and pulling can cause some things to become dislodged. Things that used to be small and easy to manage now are larger and causes one to be clumsy and disorganized.
However, growth and development are essential and vital parts of every fruitful life. The scripture says, “…let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head,” meaning get ready for your expansion project.
Growth and progress can occur at different times and various rates for different people. We may not all experience growth together, but we should all be growing nonetheless. Sometimes people perceive growing pains to be a negative experience and they regress and stop making progress. Although the stretching, pulling, prying and aggressive tugging can be uncomfortable, however, it should be most welcomed and appreciated. Every part of our being should be growing and expanding to become more and more like Him, in every way, everyday.
Being born - again is similar to being born in the natural, growth is expected. It would be unnatural to walk into a room filled with adults and everyone had a baby's bottle in their mouth, cuddling a stuffed animal and wearing a diaper. Bassinets are for babies; spiritually and naturally. Some people refuse to grow spiritually, they just lay there in the spiritual bassinets of life waiting on someone to come by and pick them up and meet their needs. They just lay there and cry like a baby, unable to articulate God's Word, they never learned how to speak and walk by faith. They piggy back through life riding on other peoples prayers and blessings. God expects every Christian to grow and reach their full potential. He expects us to walk by faith and not by sight and to be able to speak the Word and see it manifest in their everyday lives and circumstances. It's time to put away childish things (1 Corinthians 13:11) and grow in God.
Enjoy the stretch!
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Posted by Sister Cathy at 5:17 PM