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.

One thought on “Spiritual Depth vs. Spiritual Age

  1. I think you made a good point, and I believe Satan uses that as a powerful weapon against us. Letting us feel kinda close to God so we get really confortable and don’t look for more. Somehow we believe that “salvation” its all about what is next after we are done on Earth but the reality is that “salvation” is working all the time even throught our past and it is ment to lead us to grow every day. I think thats why the longest chapter in the Bible talks over and over again how we really need seek, enquire for and crave Him with the hole heart. We are ment to bring fruit on Earth.

    I like your blog by the way! really made my day, thanks Dustin!

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