|My big sister and me|
There actually have been similarities in my physical and spiritual growth processes.
As a baby Christian God wiped my nose and hand-fed me. Things were pretty easy.
In the early years His Word was my new friend and every lesson an exciting discovery.
Awkward growth spurts followed when I became a spiritual adolescent. Then I spent far too long in the know-it-all stage of teens/twenties.
Eventually God began to trust me with the responsibilities and hardships of spiritual adulthood. Sometimes I made Him proud, sometimes I staggered from the pain and sank into self-pity, and often I longed for the easier years of spiritual childhood.
But babies can’t experience God’s fullness. We learn and grow through adult responsibilities and adult difficulties.**
Today, as I turn 61 and 38, please ask God to help me keep growing. And this is my prayer for you too!
**See 1 Peter 2:2-3 and Hebrews 5:11-14
* My spiritual birthday is actually a few months prior to my physical birthday
If you'd like to read my post on my 60th birthday last year it's here: Life Expectancy.
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