Yesterday, I was talking with my daughter, Sarai, in her bedroom when her ”Growth Chart” caught my eye.
This is something that I hold precious to my heart because it’s a carved wooden flower that shows my little girl’s growth over the decade since she was born.
It may not seem a lot to some, but to me, it’s the journey of growth…the struggles, the good, the bad, and the ugly, of life.
It’s a daily reminder of God’s goodness to us as a family, because He blessed Kieren and I with a baby, to nurture and love.
So many of us forget how far we have come in our spiritual walk, that it made me think about what people could reflect on if they could see their ”Spiritual Growth Chart.”
The Scripture in 1 Peter reminds us, like babies, that we need to crave pure Spiritual milk to grow, and I don’t know about you, and whether you have experienced it personally, but I certainly remember Sarai letting me know when she was hungry as a baby!
There is always another level that God is calling us too, like a proud Father, He is watching us grow, waiting for the next milestone to be achieved. Desiring that hunger and thirst from us, to see the Spiritual nourishment be received
Friends, if you could look at your ”Spiritual Growth Chart,” what would you see?
This isn’t to shame or condemn or to even promote or gloat; this is about an individual growth chart that your Daddy has proudly hung on the wall so that He can help you grow when you call out to Him
And let’s face it, as cute as most babies are, imagine a world full of them that remained as newborns – forever – never reaching their full potential, never experiencing what it is to grow into the full experience of salvation in Jesus Christ, and therefore, never developing into the person that God predestined them to be…
Maybe this last season has been challenging. Perhaps it’s been the worst season of your life. Or, it’s been the best season of your life, and things just got busy
Either way, if your growth has stopped, then I encourage you to cry out to God, today, and hunger and thirst for more, because as our Father, He wants only the best for His children
”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 2:2-3