Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Are You Growing?

NOTE: Enjoy this guest post from my husband and fellow Pastor, Greg Bishop.

Bishop's Two Christian MinistryYears ago I had a friend whose wife gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. They were so proud of their first born child. They watched their daughter as she progressed past the first several weeks of life. She was growing more beautiful as the days and weeks and months passed.

But after a year, this beautiful baby girl seemed to quit growing. They had made sure she had all her normal check-ups and the doctor had said she seemed to be doing fine.

On the next office visit the doctor said, "She'll be okay. Just give her more time."

More visits more of the same -- "give her more time."

My friends were so frightened by the time their daughter was three that they demanded that a specialist be called in. It just wasn't natural that a child would be the same size at three years of age as she had been at one.

The specialist found my friend's daughter had a chemical deficiency in her blood. It was corrected by giving her a regular dose of medicine on a regular basis. The last time I saw her, she was a healthy, normal young girl.

Christians, are we growing?

We should be! To do so, we need the right "medicine."

May I recommend a dose of scripture on a daily basis? A daily devotional book will help (just make sure it lines up with the bible). The pastor who led me to The Lord told me when I first met Jesus, "No one can stay the same. You either move forward or you fall behind."

May I add that if we're not growing, there is a deficiency in our lives. And where there is a lack of spiritual growth the devil has an opening to attack us.

Please... grow in grace and read the Word! The scripture tells us in James 4:7 "Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you." (NASB)

Wonderful medicine to grow on, don't you agree?

1 comment:

  1. This post hit home for me. I need to read more and spend time with God. Thanks for reminding me. Take care and God bless!