Sunday, August 23, 2009

Growing Up! Monday

From the moment we are born we begin the process of growing up. As Christians, the spiritual process is much the same. My greatest desire is to grow up in my faith.

I've met many Christians who have been believers for umpteen years but have refused to grow up. They are spiritually stunted, being spoon fed each Sunday at church, but never reaching out for more of Him. These believers fall into what I call the "thirty-year-old-five-year-old" group. If I am a ten year old Christian then I want to be a ten-year-old Christian. I don't want to be a baby-believer all my life. I want to be continually GROWING UP!

So friends, what are you learning? How are you actively working hand in hand with Jesus to mature and grow in your faith in Him? Post about it, allow us to be a part of what you are learning and link up below. Let's grow up together!

***One of the things that helps me grow by leaps and bounds are Bible studies. I'm participating in our women's Beth Moore Fall study of "The Patriarchs". And my teenage daughter and I are doing "Believing God" together. I also purchased Warren W. Wiersbe's "Be Encouraged" study on 2Corinthians to work on during my daily quiet time. Being in the Word is a great spiritual fertilizer for me!***


a portland granny said...

I did a study this summer by Jennifer Rothschild, "Me, Myself and Lies". Its been good and I've discovered some really bad tapes in my head--only I didn't really know they were destructive until I began to examine them in the Light of God's I would say it was a profitable summer.

I became a Christian when I was eight, 69 years ago.....and I'm not 69 years in the faith. I find the older I get, the more I have to learn about this moment by moment life with the Lord.

Hey, I'm back blogging again. I remember you asked for personal testimonies and I'm thinking about doing that for one of my upcoming posts. Its still in the thought stage.

eph2810 said...

I agree with you...being in studies or reading His Word on a daily basis helps us to grow.

Denise said...

Bible studies are a wonderful way to grow sweetie.

Growin' with it! said...

ahh, of my favorite words! ☺ i'd have to say i have "felt" the most growth the past couple of years. and knowing it is always a process, i am grateful for growth. otherwise i know i would become stagnent and that would be awful. God is truly teaching me to just be still these days and trust. seems like a repeated pattern for this chick, but i'm still learning!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

The "patriarchs" is one of my top two studies I've done. LOVE IT for so many reasons.



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