It’s not instant, it takes exercise

When you watch strong men contests on TV (don’t tell me you never saw one), or you watch a beauty contest (same thing here), you can see strong, lean, muscled, toned bodies! Do you think any of those people just got out of bed one morning and looked like that? Do you think any of the strong men could pick up a bull or pull a truck without ever having gone to the gym and working out? Can you imagine any of the beautiful people ever just eating with abandon without worrying about what they just ate? It’s something I think about every time I get hungry!

OK let me get to the point, we’re wasting time and space here…Well, here it is: People commit their life to the Lord and then suddenly expect to be Super Christians. There are people I know that have been Christians for a long time and still can’t quote a scripture with the possible exception of the Lord’s Prayer, and yet they consider themselves mature Christians.

Let’s look at Hebrews 5:12 You have been believers so long now that you ought to be teaching others. Instead, you need someone to teach you again the basic things about God’s word. You are like babies who need milk and cannot eat solid food. Christians are growing older without growing up!

We make plans for everything in our life from what our next meal will be to saving for our retirements but we forget the most important thing in our life, we forget that spiritual growth is not automatic, just look at that scripture again! If the people had been growing spiritually the writer would not have told them that they had been believers so long that they should be teaching, but were instead still needing to be taught!

I notice that there are people who rearrange scripture to fit their particular theology, like making Jesus Christ just a way to God and putting other spiritual leaders right there equal with him, well excuse me, but Jesus is the only way to the Throne and anyone who has accepted Him should already know that! Do we need to publish “Christianity for Dummies” to explain the basics? Maybe we should.

I have found that every time I read, even familiar scriptures, I see something new and different because the Word is living. The book of John opens with “In the beginning was the Word”, well dear reader that Word was Jesus, Jesus is the Word, either way you say it is right!

Pick up your copy of the Bible, if it is hard to understand get a translation that is easier, like the New Living Translation, or the Message.

Learn something from the new from the Word every day; just pick up the Good Book and read!

About harolene

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! If you read my thoughts you will see that I am sometimes serious, at other times sappy or funny, occasionally I am sad and sentimental, but I am always sincere! I am a single mother who raised two children, born ten years apart and different sexes so first it was bows and dolls, pretty dresses and boys! When my son was born it was rough and tumble games, baseball, soccer, wrestling and girls! I am known for my "smile" and for my default answer to any situation, "no problem", which was something I didn't realize I did until it was pointed out to me! I am a moon watcher and a star gazer. I am astounded and feel so small knowing that every creature that has ever walked the face of this earth has gazed upon that same beautiful orb that my eyes can behold on any night when the earth is not wearing her cloak of clouds. My parents have made me the person that I am. Their love, veracity in all areas of life, humor and passion for their work and each other have given me hope that my life can actually be a happy one! Chances are if you are reading this you already know all this but again, I appreciate your stopping by! While you're here hit the "Like" button for me and thanks for checking in!
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2 Responses to It’s not instant, it takes exercise

  1. Patricia Bowen says:

    Great advice!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Mariluz Henry (Mari) says:

    AMEN and AMEN!

    Liked by 1 person

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