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Grow | Devotion #1: Time to Grow Up

Isaiah Combs | Young Adults and Worship Leader

Imagine you are born. You come out a healthy 8 pound 7-ounce perfect baby. Now imagine still being that 8 pound 7-ounce baby. Ten, 20 and 30 years down the road you never grow and never develop. You still wear diapers. You still drink out of bottles. You still have to be given baths. You still have to have everything done for you. You are a 50-year-old 8 pound 7-ounce baby. You still think and act like a baby.

I know this sounds outlandish and is a goofy scenario, but it is real. Christians are being born again every day and never grow. They stay that newborn Christian for 10, 20, and 30 years. They stay that way for a lifetime. 2 Peter 3:18 tells us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

It is a hard thing to look in the mirror and ask, “Am I a baby?”
“Did I never grow up in my grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ?”
Now that you have looked in the mirror, what do you see?  Did you see a baby or a grown up in Christ in the mirror?  2 Peter told us to grow in grace and knowledge. It did not tell us to grow and then when we felt like we were old enough, stop growing. We should never stop growing. It is a never-ending process.

What that says to me is that we should be GIANTS in grace and knowledge.
I wish I could say I was a giant. I wish I could say I never stopped growing. I would say I am a toddler in grace and knowledge. Sadly, that is true for most Christians. We never grow and never develop or we grow a little, just enough to get by.

Here is my challenge to you and myself. Whether you are a baby just starting out, whether you are a baby and been a baby forever, whether you are continuing to grow continually, or you feel like you have grown enough, let us all grow together in grace and knowledge.  It is time to grow up.

Let us all be giants.

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