“Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment, now that you have had a taste of the Lord’s kindness.” Like 2:2-3
Ellie’s Lima bean has started to sprout and it’s really taking off. Did you know Lima beans can grow as tall as 2 feet? As Ellie and I continue to water her Lima bean who we now call Sprout, I am reminded of my relationship with Christ. Ellie and I realized a week in that Sprout was not getting enough sunlight. After sprouting just a little he stopped. We decided to move Sprout from the window to the outside for an entire day and almost immediately he began to grow even more. As Christians we need to move ourselves from the window to the direct source of our growth. Ask yourself the following questions. Am I taking good care of my spiritual walk with God? Am I Spending enough time in His word? Am I staying in constant communication with God?Am I surrounding myself with the right people who challenge me in my faith? As Christians it can be easy to grow a little in our faith and then stop just like Sprout did! We stay baby Christians because we stop taking care of our spiritual needs. We stop making an effort to grow. Just as Sprout needs water, soil and sunlight to grow, as Christians we need prayer, the word and fellowship to continue our spiritual growth as well. Not just one but all three. Our family plans on keeping Sprout around for a while. We might have to plant him in the garden soon. (We don’t have a garden) I am curious to see how tall he will grow to be. Just watching Him grow challenges me to take care of my spiritual growth also. What is one way you grow yourself spiritually on a daily basis?
For me, I enjoy listening to Joyce Myers. She has some good wisdom and a story that always points me to Jesus. She leaves me on fire for God. One thing I want to do again is make her podcast as well as a few other distant mentors part of my daily routine.