I’ve recently been reminded the journey of spiritual growth is never done in this life. I remembered back to early days in church and what was called “Testimony Meetings.” It appeared to me as a young man, the old timers only had one story. “I thank God He saved me back in 1949!” I remember wondering, so what have you learned since? What are you learning now?
The Bible teaches the goal of the Christian life is to be like Jesus. Several passages teach that God has already determined this will be accomplished. The scriptures also teach this will not be accomplished until we see Him. So, for me, between now and the time I go to be with Him, I will be in the growth mode. There are always new things to learn, more things to surrender and more character to be developed.
I’ve been seeing lately, I’m far from done! I’ve had many changes over the last forty years of being a Christian, but I cannot stop being honest, open and willing now or my growth is stunted. If all there was to know could be put on a pie chart, I may know a small sliver. Then there is another small sliver of things, I know I don’t know. The rest of the pie is what I don’t know, I don’t know. This is where growth occurs. When I humble myself before God and allow Him to reveal to me what is next. This will be my journey the remainder of my life.
Show me who you are God and show me myself so I can be more like you and less like me for the benefit of others.