Are You Growing Up?

growing-treesAre you progressing in your walk with God? – Are you, “growing up in all things concerning Him?”  If your answer is, “Oh yes, – I’m learning so much.  I have gained so much knowledge.”  You may need to ask yourself if the knowledge you’ve acquired has transformed your life?  There is a great difference in gaining knowledge and information and putting that information into practice every day.  The book of James says we must be “doers of the Word and not hearers only.”

Each week we hear some of the best preaching in the world.  There are loud “amens” along with thunderous applause as expressions of agreement to the anointed Word being preached.  As you leave the sanctuary, you join with others in exclaiming what a great message you just heard.  But what do you do with  that “great message” once you leave the parking lot?  True Pastors are anointed to give us a Word from God for the purpose of encouraging us, giving us hope, equipping us, correcting us, challenging us and ultimately causing us to mature in Christ Jesus.  This is true every time you hear the Word taught, whether it’s Sunday morning, or evening or at a weekly Bible study.  So when you hear the Word taught, I challenge you to ask yourself, “How am I going to walk this out? How do I live this?”  Because that’s how we mature as Believers.  Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what He wants to do in you through the Word you heard.  If you’re still doing the same things you did when you first became a Believer, struggling with the same issues and you’re hearing the Word taught consistently, there’s a problem.  You’re not growing.  The Word of God will transform your life if you’ll “do the Word.”

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3 responses to “Are You Growing Up?

  1. //Each week we hear some of the best preaching in the world. There are loud “amens” along with thunderous applause as expressions of agreement to the anointed Word being preached. As you leave the sanctuary, you join with others in exclaiming what a great message you just heard. But what do you do with that “great message” once you leave the parking lot? //

    Spot on! -most of us fall into this club.

  2. Good Post:) The more we live our faith the more we will grow.

  3. Thank you for this valuable reminder. True no matter what your religion is.

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