You need to grow. You can not stay a baby in Christ. If you are not growing in the Lord you become stagnant and unuseful. You can go to church and warm a seat each Sunday but if you are not doing anything besides a sixty minute punching your ticket session so to speak are you really growing? The answer is no. If you just simply attend church and leave and do nothing the rest of the week that seemingly indicates no passion for the things of the Lord. Maybe it is time to ask yourself if you really do have Jesus living on the inside of you and if you desire getting to know Him more than anything else.
What is stagnant water like? We have probably all seen it. It is usually green and is not flowing. You would never want to drink it or you would get sick. Usually there is crusty stuff on top of it and it is sickening to look at. Do you want to get like that as a Christian where there is nothing flowing out of you? Honestly if you were arrested for being a Christian would there be enough evidence to convict you of this? Think about that for a while. What would you tell the arresting officer to prove you loved the Lord?
Isaiah 26:9 says "My soul yearns for you in the night; in the morning my spirit longs for you. When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness." Do you 'yearn' for the Lord? Deuteronomy 6:5 says "Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength." Isaiah 55:6 says "Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near." You either are passionate for the Lord or do not care less. In Revelation 3:16 it says "So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth." Lukewarm is on the verge of becoming stagnant wouldn't you say?
Has someone led you down the wrong path off the course you were following that drew you close to God? If so perhaps it is time for a friendship inventory. It is easy to believe Satan's lies and his tricks are many. You must study and know the word to know when you are being fooled and lied to by the enemy. To not become stagnant you have to stay connected to the 'water of life' Jesus and read his word. Revelation 2:4 says "Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love." Have you left your first love Jesus? It is time to get the waters flowing again and come back to Him with all your heart.
PRAYER: It is my desire Lord to grow in Christ and never ever become stagnant. Forgive me for times I have not put you first in my day. Lord I want to grow to be more like you and I want to be your 'hands and feet' so to speak in a hurting world. In Jesus Name. Amen.
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