Leave The Baby Stage! – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional October 10th



(Christian Growth And Maturity Only Happen By The Word)

TO THE BIBLE: 1 Peter 2:2 NIRV
“Like newborn babies, you should long for the pure milk of God’s word. It will help you grow up as believers.”

As a Christian, your spiritual growth is very important, and you can only grow by the Word. God’s Word is food for the human spirit (1 Peter 2:2).

The Word of God builds you and transforms your life from glory to glory. James 1:21 RSV says, “…Receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.”

The Word is like natural seed that can only grow properly when planted in the right environment.
If you want to grow spiritually and leave the baby stage of Christianity, you must expose your spirit to the Word; you must feed on the Word.

It’s one of the reasons you must be an active member of a local church, where you learn the Word of God that imparts faith and builds your spirit strong.

Do your personal study of the Word; this is so important. 2 Timothy 2:15 KJV says, “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”

Then, in 2 Timothy 3:16-17 AMPC, it says, “Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action), so that the man of God may be complete and proficient, well fitted and thoroughly equipped for every good work.”

How exciting it is to watch yourself grow up to spiritual maturity! You notice your choices and values change. Your passion and affection are set only on the things of the Spirit.

This isn’t something anyone can do for you; it’s your responsibility. God already fulfilled His role by making His Word available to you. He said in Colossians 3:16, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom….”

With the Word in you, you’re able to tame the crises of life. You’re able to take charge of your health. You know how to keep Satan and his cohorts in check.

You enforce the will and dominion of Christ in your city, nation, and in the nations of the world. It’s all part of Christian growth. Hallelujah!

Go Deeper
1 Timothy 4:15; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Acts 20:32

Dear Father, I thank you for your Word and its power in my life; I’m growing unto maturity, in grace and in the knowledge of my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. My spirit is built up strong and educated as I study and meditate on God’s Word, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Colossians 3:1-4:1, Isaiah 50-51
Hebrews 3: 12-19, Ezekiel 3

Study and meditate on these scriptures on Christian growth and maturity: Ephesians 4:15, 2 Peter 3:18, and Hebrews 5:12-14.

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