I have a question for you...
I have a question for you…
Have you grown spiritually since this time last year?
This was a question posed to me not too long ago and it really got me to thinking. Have I grown since this time last year? Do I see a difference in my walk with God over these past 365 days or is there such a little difference that I cannot perceive anything different?
This is a real question that we must ask ourselves. If we’re honest with ourselves and take a serious look and inventory of our spiritual selves, we might not be so content with our current situation. Our goal is and should be to draw closer to be like Jesus. We are to be reflections of our Father in word and in deed. Furthermore, we should have more convictions now than when we first received salvation from our sins. The Holy Ghost is given, according to John 16:13, “the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth…” We read in Isaiah 28:13, “… the word of the Lord was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little and there a little;” in other words, meaning that the precepts of the Lord are not given all at once but as the receiver can handle it. Each line is meant for the born again believer but it depends upon the spiritual maturity of the believer. Just as children can only handle certain truths at that given age, so are we that have the Spirit of God. When we are first “born” into the kingdom, we must begin as Peter said, “as newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby.” Obviously, Jesus never means for us to remain on milk our entire spiritual lives but we are to move on to strong meat because, “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” (Hebrews 5:14, KJV).
It’s that solid food that we must desire to get to. You wouldn’t keep your adult child on a milk-only diet, would you? It is the same in our spiritual walk with Christ. There is stronger meat, stronger scriptures and a stronger walk that Jesus wants us to get to. Not everyone grows at the same pace and that’s why we must listen intently to the Holy Ghost so that we grow on His time.
I leave you with what Peter said in 2 Peter 3:17-18,
“Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these thing before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness. But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To Him be glory both now and forever. Amen.”
Yours in Christ,
Pastor N. Torsy
Word Aflame Church