Your Spiritual Life Cycle

Do not be children in your thinking . . .
in your thinking be mature.
    —1 Corinthians 14:20

Was there a doorjamb that displayed your growth as a child—where you stood tall while your parent penciled a mark to show how much you’d grown since the last measurement?

If you were to measure your spiritual growth today, would the mark be higher than it was this time last year?

You can’t experience healthy growth unless you’re eating well. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness” (Mt 5:6). The writer of Hebrews lobbed this zinger at his readers: “You are like babies who drink only milk and cannot eat solid food” (Heb 5:12).

You know where you are physically in your life cycle—full-grown, long past new marks on the doorjamb. You know where you are in your professional life cycle. And where you are on the age chart.

Where are you in your spiritual life cycle?

Don’t just grow old. Grow up.

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