never be afraid to grow
And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, Philippians 1:9 (ESV)
What is a beach side vacation without a visit to the local ice cream shop? Well, certainly not as much fun. So, one evening on my recent vacay, my fellow travelers and I decided to take a trip down the road for some creamy cold goodness. We were not the only seaside guest that thought ice cream was a perfect way to end the day. The line snaked back on itself inside the small shop. It was evident when we entered that the four young men manning the counter were well acquainted with serving so many. They kept that line moving and before I knew it, I had ice cream in one hand and my debit card in the other. I paid and moved to the sidewalk to find a table. Moments later my friend emerged, laughing. Once everyone had sat down, she related her story. She had gotten her ice cream and prepared to pay but was unable to see the little screen on the card reader even on tip toes. The young man on the register held it down for her. With a playful tone and Jamaican accent, he said, “You need to grow a little bit more, miss.”
We got a giggle out of it. Later that evening I thought about that statement. Though my friend is unable to grow taller we are all capable of growing and maturing spiritually. That is one of the wonderful things about humans. We continue to grow, mature, and learn throughout our lives. It is the same in our relationship with Jesus. Whether you are a new Christian or have been for many years, there is plenty of growth ahead of you. The mysteries of his love and the intricacies of life affords years of learning and understanding. Never stop searching the Word, never stop asking the Spirit to give you understanding and never be afraid to grow.
Typist for Jesus