I am so greatly concerned about your spiritual growth. Often times we become stagnant… knowing about God, but never fully entering into the place of Knowing WHO God truly is. Why are we tip-toeing around God when He asks us to come boldly into His presence as we approach Him in faith?! [Hebrews 10:19-25]
Christ is one for transforming our Hearts first and then working out Righteousness in and through us on His behalf.
Sometimes we approach God trying to do right on our own accord, but not allowing Him to transform our innermost parts for lasting change. There is no power in that, He is our power. So what are we doing trying to move without Him?!
I sincerely would love to know what are some things keeping you from leaping into a DEEPER, more serious, intentional, intimate RELATIONSHIP with your savior?
Some things that have been a crutch for me:
*My flesh (lust, masturbation, porn, you name it)
*Day to Day distractions, trying to get from point A to point B on my own, because I ultimately want all control
*Approaching God as a servant, with a to-do list and ready for tasks. Forgetting He is my father and He just wants my heart.
So come on, let’s leave the preschool fingerpainting exercises on Christ and get on with the grand work of art. Grow up in Christ. The basic foundational truths are in place: turning your back on “salvation by self-help” and turning in trust toward God; baptismal instructions; laying on of hands; resurrection of the dead; eternal judgment. God helping us, we’ll stay true to all that. But there’s so much more. Let’s get on with it! [Hebrews 6:1-3] MSG.
Please don’t be shy: we are charged with helping one another mature in Christ. [1 Thessalonians 5:11] How can we do that if we don’t know what’s going on with one another. I would love to explore many of the topics that will inevitably be brought up, in hopes that we can be encouragers of one another, not pulling eachother away from faith…but deeper into it, by the grace of God.