The Kitchen Table
Victorious Living Day 4
But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready, for you are still of the flesh. For while there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not of the flesh and behaving only in a human way? For when one says, “I follow Paul,” and another, “I follow Apollos,” are you not being merely human? 1 Corinthians 3:1-4
God has made us to grow up and to rule over, but we will never rule over unless we grow up. Just as there are natural people who make their decisions based on how those decisions will affect them, there are baby Christians who will do much the same but never really want to be responsible for the decisions that are made. They want Jesus and, not just Jesus only. They have accepted Jesus as their personal Savior, but they haven’t accepted the Jesus word or way for their own lives. Here’s the thing, we can all be there. It happens when we want the rules and a reputation in life rather than the revelation and responsibility for life. Baby Christians, infants in Christ, will need the message and the ministry to be soft and easy to swallow so they will depend on someone else to be their faith, deal with their fear and excuse their foolishness to keep them from their failure. If we haven’t already, we’re going to develop teeth and those teeth are for chewing. When we start chewing on what we’re feeding from we’re going to begin to pick and process what’s coming into and out of our lives. That’s good. God has made us to grow up and rule over. We can’t be afraid to stretch our wings and fly as we grow in your faith. God will grow us from Jesus and what someone else thinks or something else does to Jesus only. We were made to rule and reign with Him, choose Him and His word for your life today!