Many new believers experience this dramatic change in desires and worldview. But this fervency often wanes.
Have you wondered why some Christians mature and some don't?
Romans 12:1-2 says growth comes from viewing ourselves as "living sacrifices" and letting God transform our minds.
"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."
It's good to evaluate our growth periodically:
- Are our lives still on God's altar?
- Are we regularly transforming our minds with Biblical influences? (See Transforming our Minds)
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