Learning to Walk

Rachel (my daughter) is 13 months old as of this week. She had a check up on Thursday and we are thankful for a normal, healthy little girl. She?s been standing up and “walking” when holding onto things for several months now. Recently, she?s started to take steps on her own. It?s been so fun to watch her learn how to walk. I?ve been told that our lives as we know it are about to change. I believe it. She?s super active as it is, once she?s more mobile, I can only imagine…

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As I?ve watched Rachel learn to walk, I couldn?t help but notice some parallels to how we grow spiritually.

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SLOW. Spiritual growth is often a slow process. A baby doesn?t just decide to walk. It takes time. It takes lots of trial and error. It takes falling, maybe even getting hurt a few times. It can be the same way with spiritual growth.

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SWIFT. In contrast to the first point, often times spiritual growth is rapid. Some days, a baby will make very quick progress. While the overall process may be slow, steps along the way may happen very rapidly. There can be times in our spiritual lives where we grow like weeds.

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STUBBORN. Often times spiritual growth is hindered due to stubbornness. When walking gets too difficult, a baby is content to crawl…it works, and it?s easier. Unwillingness to change can hinder spiritual growth.

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STUCK. It?s easy to get stuck in a rut spiritually. A baby needs help learning to walk. She can?t do it on her own. Sometimes it takes God expanding our vision for what our spiritual life could be to help us get out of the rut we are in.

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Whatever situation you find yourself in, I hope you continue to prioritize your walk with Christ.

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Grace,
?Chris