by Edith Pont, M.A., Registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with Turning Point Counseling
After this weekend’s conference, I was struck by the lack of God’s word in the preaching. I don’t consider myself a critical individual, but when it comes to the word of the Lord, I am passionate. The speakers were full of energy, had great content, but I longed for them to take me back to God’s word. It didn’t happen. I truly felt they were feeding me a bottle of milk when my body was asking for solid food. I’m sure there were women who were in the bottle-feeding stage, but my soul was far from that. I wanted a salmon with veggies or maybe an oven roasted chicken with rice.
Now, some of you have been in the bottle-feeding stage way too long. You’ve been comfortable with milk because it’s soothing, convenient and it feels good, but your body is not getting the nutrients it needs to grow as a mature Christian. Paul warns us about this immaturity in Hebrews 6:11-14:
“We have much to say about this, but it is hard to make it clear to you because you no longer try to understand. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”
It’s time for you to stretch yourself to a new level. Begin eating solid foods (God’s Word), so that you can know the difference between good and evil. If you stay in this level of immaturity, you will miss out on a life of abundance (John 10:10). For those who are in the mature stage, let’s continue keeping our spiritual eyes open to discern the difference between milk and solid foods. Let us help the babes in Christ grow into mature individuals.
Four things to help you grow:
Rest in His Word: Colossians 1:9-10
“For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” (NIV)
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