What is spiritual growth? Is it following the rules so I can brag or understanding the Love From Above?
Are you still learning and growing?
Is there still work that is being done in your heart and soul?
After a person accepts Christ and is saved by grace what more is there?
“I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in Love, may have power, together with all the Lords people. To grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the Love of Christ, and to know this Love that surpasses knowledge- that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” – Ephesians 3:16-21
Yes Christ reconciled me and made me part of God’s family. No I can never be separated from Him and Yes I have been made holy as He is holy which means I am sanctified and cleansed by the blood and I am no longer under the law but saved by Grace. But I am still learning and growing daily and moment by moment.
What growth is there in a law?
You do it and that is it- But LOVE!! WOW LOVE growth seems to be endless and to a certain point it is as we will keep growing till we stand before Him face to face.
I grow each moment that I breathe once and understand to deny myself and seek His will of Love without end. Yes it really is that simple- LOVE and grow- LOVE and Learn- LOVE and be holy as He is holy.
Just look at the passage above and look how many times Paul talked about LOVE! Did he mention law?
Again I am not saying that the law is bad. Without it I never would have seen my need for Christ and therefore because of it I am saved but I am SAVED BY GRACE!!
Vs. 20 “Now to Him that is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen!”
He is doing a work in you and He is doing a work in those that are a part of Him (the church). That isn’t like the church down on the corner that is the people all over the world that are truly about Love and learning about that “LOVE that surpasses ALL understanding.”
That work is sometimes painful and that work is often humbling but if you listen and learn you will see that the work is creating in you the Love that God has for others.
The kingdom of God is within you and it’s not about some long list of rules and regulations- It’s all about LOVE and you sharing the LOVE of Christ that will ease the guilt and shame that others face on a moment by moment basis. The world urgently needs LOVERS who grasp how high and how deep and how wide the LOVE of Christ is and lives it every single day. I will give you a hint on this one- His Love is endless!!