如果我們信主已經超過一年，若没有屬靈成長的跡象，那麼我們就活在敵人的欺哄下了。特別是如果我們喜歡 不閱讀聖經、不知道如何祈禱，不給予什一奉獻等等…...，即使長期以來一直被稱為「信徒」，但我們仍然信仰自己。醒來 ！改變並變得成熟！我們不能再原地踏步，仍舊被撒旦獻弄。「所以，親愛的，既然你們預先知道這事，就當防備，免得被惡人的錯謬誘惑，從自己穩定的立場上墜落。你們倒要在我們的主和救主耶穌基督的恩典和知識上有長進。願榮耀歸給他，從今直到永遠之日。阿們！」(彼後3:17-18)
Every parent wants their children to grow and mature. If parent saw their children not maturing it would be a disaster. Hebrews 6:1 tells us a lot of what God desires for us.
“Therefore, let us leave the elementary doctrine of Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again a foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God,” [Hebrews 6:1].
Since the day you are born until today, that day’s and month that gone by should be the measure of your mental and physical maturity. Your physical and mental growth so must be your spiritual growth. You start counting the day you receive the Lord Jesus Christ. So how old are you now as believer? 1 year, 2 years, 5 years? 10 years ago? Then that should be you have grown spiritually.
Then you will see this fruit in you … [Galatians 5:22-23]. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” This fruit are very evidence of God’s presence in your life – you have matured and being led and guided by the Holy Spirit.
If you have been a believers for over a year and never had evidence of growth in your spiritual life – then you are living under the deception of the enemy. Specially if you are not reading your Bible, Do not know how to pray, Not giving tithing and offering, Etc. These thing are just evidence that you are still infant in your faith even though you have been long time so called “believer”. Wake up ! Change and be mature! You cannot stay in that status, or you will be played on by Satan.
“Therefore, beloved, since you already know these things, be on your guard so that you will not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure standing. But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.” [2Peter 3:17-18].
Remember this your journey to maturity must include, overcoming obstacle and challenges allowed by the Lord in your life. I say allowed because God never let you be in any trials, challenges or problem beyond what you cannot overcome. “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” [1Cor 10:13. ]
The truth is, God already equipped you to overcome whatever obstacles in your life. The only thing you need to do is apply the Word of God and His power in you- then see yourself over the cloud of victory. Hallelujah Jesus be praised and adore!