Now some of my lack of growth is about me, my sin, my lack of trusting the Lord. God can't and won't bless sin. God will not allow His servants to stay where they are either. He convicts us so that we should grow but the question is do we want to? Isn't easier to just stay where we are and be comfortable..shoot, most of America call themselves Christians but you would never know it by their attitude, their tempers, the ways they spend their money, their lack of studying and reading the Bible, their prayer life, how they are raising their kids, how they accept correction, etc...you see a world that is comfortable..but I ask the question are they really comfortable? Don't you want to know that you know that you know? Why wouldn't 'any of us want to be in the presence of the Lord and experience is divine Holiness, His divine direction, His divine Holy Spirit. Why wouldn't any of us want to be doing what HE wants? Maybe its because we simply love our sin and prefer it over Him. I know I have but what I give up each time I choose everything else but Him is too costly.
This Christmas season, this New Years...make a new goal to choose Christ in all things. From the food you eat and why, to how you spend your money, to what you say to others to your attitude...stop before you do anything and ask, how is this pleasing my Lord, how is it edifying others, how is it growing me...I want to go to the next level and when someone ask are you a Christian, they will know it by how I live my life.
But if from there you seek the LORD your God, you will find him if you look for him with all your heart and with all your soul..