I'm not saying that I was the cutest kid ever, but look at that picture. I had the chubby cheeks, I was missing my front teeth, and I had a great looking head of hair. I was a good looking 7 year old kid.
The bottom picture is from last week. It was taken a day before I turned 33. So much has changed in the years between the pictures. As you can see, I got my front teeth and thanks to braces they are kind of straight. You can't tell but my hair isn't as long as it was. In fact I just noticed the other day how my hair line is creeping backwards. What is crazy to think is that I have a son who is almost the same age I was in the top picture. My son actually looks like the top picture.
Growing up is something that we all have to do. Time passes and growth takes place. I couldn't stay 7 forever. I don't act and think like I did when I was 7. Growing up has made me stronger.
We all have to grow physically, but we have to choose to grow spiritually.
1 Corinthians 3 say "But for right now, friends, I’m completely frustrated by your unspiritual dealings with each other and with God. You’re acting like infants in relation to Christ, capable of nothing much more than nursing at the breast. Well, then, I’ll nurse you since you don’t seem capable of anything more. As long as you grab for what makes you feel good or makes you look important, are you really much different than a babe at the breast, content only when everything’s going your way? "
As a Christian, I have to choose to grow. I have to choose to follow after God and to trust in him more. To grow as a Christian I have to put in the effort. You can be saved for years and still be a baby Christian.
What are you doing now to insure that you won't stay a baby Christian?