Mature believer?

d12“But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.”  Hebrews 5:14

(Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading – Hebrews 5-8)

There are days when spiritual Point B makes sense because I already understand spiritual Point A.  Other days I wonder if I have just become a believer.

Accumulating spiritual knowledge takes a steady diet of Scripture reading and study. My concern for myself relates to the Scripture that insists that I be a, “doer of the Word.”

I know the Scripture, “Cast all your cares on Him.”  I know that fear is of the Devil.  But living it out and being mature enough to inject that truth into my everyday experiences seems so often out of reach.

I never consider myself mature.  I certainly strive for it in His strength but I so often come up short.  Often I know what to do but don’t live it out.

My life must be in constant union with God.  It is so easy to detect separation.  I yearn for there to be no separation.

“Lord, I am struggling to walk in stride with You.  I want to keep up with You yet I am so easily distracted and discouraged.  You are always within reach……..I am the one who creates distance.  Forgive me.  I need You every second.  Fill me with Your Holy Spirit and keep filling me.  You are a great God!”

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