GROW AND MATURE IN GOD
When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things.
1 Corinthians 13:11 NASB
In life we change and grow everyday; if you look five years back you will see a lot of changes in your life. You will see many things happened during that time and you learned a lot of new things that shaped your today. There is enough possibility you don't think the same as you used to think five years ago; and if you still think the same then there have to be some things that have changed without you even realizing them.
They say with age comes wisdom; as we grow in age even our understanding on things increase and we start being aware of small details that form who we are in life. When we receive Jesus as the Lord and Savior, we get to be born again in the kingdom of God; the better kingdom compared to what we were before that is known as the kingdom of darkness. Outside we remain being the same but inside our spirit changes and start learning new things as the way new born baby in the form of flesh does.
This learning process helps us to mature and be more like Jesus every day. We learn about the word of God, prayers, living the holy life in Christ Jesus, the work of Holy Spirit, the power of the blood, the person of Jesus Christ and the love of God in our lives. We learn to forgive and let go of past, we learn to treat people right and understand them in their struggles. We learn to speak less and listen more and stop judging people because not everything seems as it appears.
This morning, I want to encourage you to ask the Lord to help you grow and mature in Him. It's about time now you may start being responsible for your failures and seeks to stand by yourself. There are Christians who tend to blame others for their mistakes; they even tend to blame the devil on everything! While in the reality they are the ones who cause all the drama in their lives.
You need to face the truth and make a decision to change. No one will make you change if you won't make a commitment to change; the changes in your walk with God need to start from you and take place in you. If you want to grow then you need to start eating solid food that is the word of God while accepting the Lord to discipline you that may continue to mature in Him.
Pray this prayer with me by faith and God is going to answer your prayer....
Dear Father, I'm asking that You may help me to continue maturing in You. Help me to study your word and put it into practices that I may grow in You. In Jesus' Name, Amen.