Devotion Day 14 | Grow Up

You were born a small infant but over time you have grown into who you are today.  It didn’t happen over night, it was a process.  You started off with someone feeding you milk, that was all you had for basically the first 6 months of your life, but as you grew you needed more to sustain you.  As your teeth came in you were given soft foods that your gums could handle.  Again, as your teeth grew fully in you were able to consume more types of food, getting nutrients in different ways and you were able to pick and feed yourself.

This should be the same process that we go through spiritually.  When we first come to church, the pastors and leaders feed you. They give you what you can handle, you don’t see an infant eating a steak. But as you grow they might give you a Bible study guide to go over on your own.  Eventually you should get to the point where you are feeding yourself spiritually.

Hebrew 5:11-14 NLT
11There is much more we would like to say about this, but it is difficult to explain, especially since you are spiritually dull and don’t seem to listen.
12You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food.
13For someone who lives on milk is still an infant and doesn’t know how to do what is right.

14Solid food is for those who are mature, who through training have the skill to recognize the difference between right and wrong.

No one can survive as an adult drinking milk only, spiritually speaking no one will grow only being fed once a week by their pastor.  You have to learn to self feed and in the end you should be feeding others 

Take Action

Guess what, there are recipe books out there that will help you come up with spiritual meals, they are called devotionals, reading guides, podcasts and bible studies.  These things will help you develop balanced meals that will have the great impact on your life. 

Camp is over, NOW WHAT? We continue eating, but now we are the ones in control of our meals, don’t starve yourself, eat and be happy.    

Phillip Hagedorn

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