Joining the Gypsy Mama for 5 Minute Friday today:
Today’s Topic: GROW
My, how you’ve GROWN we tell all the children who we haven’t seen in a long time … nieces, nephews, our far away friends’ kids. We will soon see the children on the Christmas cards we get each year – My, how they have grown!
When God the Father looks at me, does He too say, “My, how you’ve grown!” sometimes? I hope He does. I want to continue to GROW even though my physical growth now is no longer vertical (but more horizontal, unfortunately!!). I want to stretch, outgrow my old ways, and put on the new clothes necessary because of my spiritual growth.
From a newborn babe, desiring milk, to an adult who can handle meat. That’s how the Bible describes the expected growth of the believer. This food of God’s Word – tasting and seeing God is good – that lights my path – that is profitable for doctrine, reproof, instruction in righteousness. As I digest it, it transforms my heart and soul, expanding them to greater understanding.
I stopped physically growing at 5’4″ … but I do not want to stop my “inner man” from getting taller, outgrowing my old ways, and ever moving forward to expansive understanding of a great God who DOES NOT CHANGE even though He changes me as I grow in knowledge of Him.