Devotion

In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

Hebrews 5:12-14

I watched a TV show the other night where this guy took on a challenge to get a date from any girl using only baby talk. You can probably guess he didn’t have any luck at all. A grown man talking like a baby wasn’t attractive.

And yet, when my youngest daughter says “nola bar” for granola bar, I think it’s the cutest thing in the world. Why? Because she isn’t supposed to know better. She isn’t mature.

When we examine ourselves, can we say we are spiritually mature? After accepting the amazing gift of salvation, our spiritual work isn’t done. God wants us to grow and mature in our faith. The author of Hebrews makes this point in the verse above.

Maybe you’re a new Christian and you’re exactly where you need to be. But if you’ve been a Christian for a while, God has a plan to help you grow. This could mean getting involved in Bible Study, Mens/Womens groups, Journey groups or even starting a daily time with God. It doesn’t matter where you start from, just move toward Him.

Dear Lord, thank you for the way you have made us to need You. Help us to stretch our spiritual wings and soar. Keep us growing, keep us humble and above all keep us focused on You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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