Sunday, March 8, 2009


With my whole heart I will seek Thee; let me not wander from thy commandments!

Psalm 119:10

Christian character isn't born overnight! If we want souls that are strong and noble, beautiful in their reflection of the image of God, we must expect them to grow that way only through our personal search and lengthy pondering. We can't stay in a spiritual kindergarten and expect to graduate magna cum laude! The easy things we learned at the beginning will have to give way to the deeper things of the Spirit as we grow in grace. The things beyond are glorious in their contemplation, but there is a peace and victory available here and now. The Word of God can get into my heart to dwell there and transform me only as I take time to ponder and apply it.

5 comments:

Andrea said...

Thank you for this post. You're so right. It takes time to grow in our walk with the Lord. He's constantly working on me. So many times my own will gets in the way. Yes, the Word of God is the transforming agent. Thanks again for the post. I hope you have great day in the Lord.

kbbryant said...

I noticed the two of us sitting side by side in Ellen's hymn comments. So I stopped in for a visit. Thank you for the thoughts on spiritual growth. May God's word dwell richly in your heart and cause you to grow in depth. That is my prayer too.

Kathy b

Just A Gal... said...

This is so true... I know you are so right... I know with the growing in our knowledge we gain more responsibility... I think that scares me a bit too, it shouldn't I know... I think it was the way it was taught to me... the whole go big or go home mentality and my fear of failing tends to hold me back some. However, I was wondering how you feel about it, and how you handle it.

Your Friend that gains much knowledge from you!!!

Just A Gal..

Cori G. said...

Hi Justa,
I forgot to mention that the devotion was taken from my favorite book "Today, Lord, I Will." But how do I handle it? When I first gave my life to the Lord I had been stripped clean of everything I owned. It's a long story, but basically the Lord was the only person in my life and I clung to Him as if my life depended on it. Well it did! I grew through trials and continued to throw myself on His mercy. I learned that He is gracious, loving, and as my first pastor said, "He's a gentleman." He will never force anything on you and His desire is to love you and be loved in return. He waits to be wanted by us all.
I hope that helps :).

xoxo Cori

Just A Gal... said...

I love that... "He's a gentleman" never thought about that and that is something I can my wrap head around...
I admire you courage with letting everything go... what courage!!! and what wonderful results!!!

Just A Gal...