The Longer You Have Been His
The longer you have been a child of God, the more you should know of His love for you. The longer you have been His, the more you should have returned His love. The longer you have been saved, the more you should have noticed His love flowing through you to others (the fruit of the Spirit). The longer you have been saved, the more you should have grown as a Christian.
2 Thessalonians 1:3: We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth;
1 Peter 2:2: As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1 Corinthians 14:20: Brethren, be not children in understanding: howbeit in malice be ye children, but in understanding be men.
Ephesians 4:14-15: That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; 15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:
2 Peter 3:17-18: Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own stedfastness. 18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.
Considering how long I have been saved, I should be a spiritual giant by now but I am not. I know many who have been saved for a much shorter time but are way above me spiritually. I wonder if I*ve grown as much as the Lord wants me to. I wonder how much I have stunted my own growth. No one else could stunt my growth. How about you? Are you growing? Are you where He wants you to be? Are you doing what He wants you to do? Are you letting Him decide how much you will grow? Are you stunting your own growth?
Care to discuss Longer You Have Been His, The with Ron?