Sunday, October 18, 2009

Growing UP! Monday

One So Blessed

Recently, I've enjoyed the company of older Christians. When I first met some of these people I immediately judged them.

I know. Not my job. Sadly, it's the part-time job I ask forgiveness for more often than I care to admit.

After scratching the surface in our conversations, what I first took for weak faith I discovered instead to be quiet faith. Like an old oak tree, unwavering and resolute - not loud or puffed up. I've judged wrongly by judging at all. Especially by thinking a person who peppered conversations with the name of Jesus is a stronger Christian than those who show Jesus in their day to day actions.

As a writer, we are told to "show don't tell". The same could be said about my faith. I believe more people need to see my love of Christ through my outward life. Not just hear me tell them.

I'm learning lately that I've still got ALOT to learn. Walking this road with Jesus, sometimes like a child who just learned to roller skate...I want to think I have things all figured out.

There could be nothing farther from the truth.

For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified. 1 Cor. 2:2

So, what about you? How are you growing? What have you been learning about our great and marvelous God?

"Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." Ephesians 4:15-16


Donetta said...

As I rise to applaud your post.
It is as those who sit at the low end of the table that they might be asked forward. Forbid it for some who do judge that they might be asked to sit lower that one might be raised to sit at the head.
Better to sit at the foot and asked to increase by the master of the house.
An old parable.:)

Denise said...

Amen, amen.

Denise said...

My growing up mondays post is up on my blog sweetie.

~*Michelle*~ said...

This is the raw TRUTH:

"...I believe more people need to see my love of Christ through my outward life. Not just hear me tell them."

Love it! Thanks for keeping it real. :)


Lauren said...

this is a wonderful psot full of Christ's truth! Thank you for sharing what you are learning -- coming here always helps my own spiritual growth! :) My growing up post is up and ready! :)

Happy Monday!

summur braley said...

Thanks for sharing! What a great devotion.I feel the same way, whenever I think I have it all figured out He reminds me who is in control. Have a blessed Monday!

christy rose said...

Just wanted you to know that I participated in the Growing up Monday meme this week. I did not see Mr. Linky anywhere!

Karen said...

Oh, amen...just when I get cocky and think I know so much...I find out that I have so much to learn...from new converts to the older saints...they all have lessons to teach if I will just listen....


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