I heard a message a couple of weeks ago that hit me like a ton of bricks. I was visiting Woodside Bible Church, a local Mega-Church in Troy, MI. Pastor Doug Schmidt was preaching a message entitled “Re:formation,” where he made a huge point.
The reality is that the majority of Christians don’t have their spiritual age linked at all with their spiritual depth. A person could have been a Christians for 25 years, but their spiritual depth is only one year, maybe the first year of their salvation repeated continually, over and over again. This is not only sad, but it is a complete waste of their salvation. Yes, I said it.
Sure God allows, wants and desires us to be saved and to ask Him to live in us. But God has so much more for us. He gives unlimited opportunity for growth. I think it would be sad for us to waste God’s time. John 10:10 must be a key in our relationship with Christ. “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
This is what God wants for us. He doesn’t want us to fall by the wayside, living and staying exactly where Satan wants us and can trap us. No, he wants us to enjoy a full life, one where we are continually growing toward maturity.
So grow continually in your spiritual depth as you continue to grow as a Christian and I’ll strive to do the same.