So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves
and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ,
from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the
body grow so that it builds itself up in love.
Remember the children’s
story of Jack and the Beanstalk?
A boy named Jack went to the market to sell the family cow. Instead, he was conned into buying some
mother, disgusted with his mistake, threw the beans out the kitchen window.
The next morning, Jack looked out the window to discover a gigantic beanstalk. Climbing high into the clouds, Jack scaled that beanstalk, and his adventure began.
Of course, no one has ever seen anything grow up overnight. It only happens in fairy tales and fantasies, not in everyday life.
Growing up takes time and it can be tough. We skin our elbows and bruise our knees. We say things we shouldn’t.
We fail to act our age. But, eventually, we grow up.
In the same way, it takes time to grow up spiritually.
Spiritual maturity requires time. It takes a lifetime. And spiritual maturity requires the people of God working together to help each other grow.
people are better together. Together we can change the world.
Have a great day and keep moving forward!
Posted on 08/14/2014
by Dr. Stephen Rummage filed under