Saturday, April 25, 2009

Whose Responsibility is it to Grow Me Spiritually?

Ever heard someone complain about how they're not growing?

Lots of us have done it, and even I have done it!

You know what I'm talking about, right? People will complain that they're not growing at their church.

But when it comes to my spiritual life, who is responsible for growing me?

Mine. And mine alone.

Check this out!

1 Peter 2:2
Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,

Notice that it doesn't say "Your pastor should feed you this milk so that you can grow;" This verse very clearly tells us to CRAVE it so that we can grow.

That means that we get spiritually fed from our personal quiet time, reading the Bible (and hearing it preached), and praying.

But you see when we lean toward only one of these, we are in this respect lopsided!

Look at this!

Hebrews 5:12
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!

So in the time that we spend complaining about how we're not growing at church, we could have been farther along spiritually than we are now!

My point? It is our responsibility to grow us. Not our pastor's (although he does help), or our parent's or teacher's but ours.

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