I have come to realize an important factor of spiritual life which I was once not at all aware of. I always had the theory that either one was either spiritual or not. In my understanding there was no grey area. You either were or you weren’t. This, however, was a very immature perspective. And it is in this immaturity that I realize that spiritual life is a growth period. It has a beginning, but is fairly open-ended. There doesn’t appear to be a limit as to how far you can progress and how much you can grow. Spiritual growth is infinite.
I like to think of spiritual life as a process which begins in this earthly life, and carries us through what time we have left on this earth, and well into our eternal lives in the Kingdom of God – heaven. I really only became aware of the levels of spiritual maturity once could be at, when I found myself sharing experiences with another believer, only to find that they had little to no understanding of what I was talking about. This is not a negative thing on their part. It merely means that their experiences thus far, have not led them to such wisdoms as my experiences have. And, by the same token, I have met many a believer who have had spiritual experiences which are far beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
Peter describes it this way:
So get rid of all evil behavior. Be done with all deceit, hypocrisy, jealousy, and all unkind speech. 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. (1 Peter 2:1-3 NLT)
I have learned that sometimes we must be cautious of what we share with the world and also with our fellow believers. I have discovered that we must tread with discernment and understanding so as to not alarm or deter people from pursuing the Father. God only has greatness in store for us, and He will reveal His wonders to us at the times which He sees as the right times. Know who you are in Christ, and respect the journey.
Dear Heavenly Father,
I ask that you will, each and every day; pour out your blessings upon your people. I pray that you will fill us with your wisdom to overflowing, and open our eyes to that which you want us to see. Surround us with angels and open the floodgates of heaven over our lives.
With all our love and honour we thank you.
By: Paul Hersee
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