Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's Time to Grow

When my children were younger, I loved to measure their growth progress on a wall in the basement. Every so often they would come downstairs to the homeschool room, stand straight and tall, feet against the wall, while I marked their progress over the past few months. They were so excited when they saw they had grown, 1 to 2 inches, maybe even 3 if they were lucky. 

I on the other hand was a little sad, because I knew it meant my babies where growing, and one day they would probably be taller than me. No matter how much we might like to, there is nothing we can do as mothers to stop our babies from growing up. We should rejoice in the fact that they are maturing into Godly men and women of God.

Likewise, our heavenly Father wants us, His children, to grow and mature into adult Christians who are ready to serve Him and be a witness for Him.

We have a responsibility as God's children to be daily seeking after Him, reading His Word and listening for His direction through prayer. It's so sad how we can fall into the trap where we get so busy that we forget to take time for the One who matters most. It's easy to think that, "Oh it's ok, if I just miss this one day of devotions, It won't matter." Well, it does matter, one day turns into two and the pattern of neglecting our relationship with Christ can spiral out of control.

For me, I notice that if I make my time with God intentional, at the beginning of every day, my day goes so much smoother. 

Our greatest desire should be developing our relationship with Christ. 

Are you willing to take that step? Are you willing to make the sacrifice of your own time to be in His word? It's what we need to live. Bread alone won't suffice. God's word is what we truly need!

But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4

If God measured your growth on a wall in the basement, where would you be? Would the check marks be the same year after year, towards the bottom of the wall? Or would you see progress with 2 to 3 inches of growth being the continual norm?

It takes work and a life long commitment to create this growth. It takes wanting above all else, to mature into the Christian God wants us to be. It takes time and effort to be in the Word and seeking His will in prayer.

Are you ready to grow, or do you want to stay the same? What steps help you make the time you spend with Him consistent and meaningful? Do you meet with Him in the morning, throughout the day, or in the evening? What advice can you give to others to help them mature in their Christian walk?

All for Him -


Today we are so excited to have our W2W Word Filled Wednesday Link Up. We desire to connect women of God with one another and encourage each other in Christ. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back and visit a few blogs. Be encouraged and share your own stories in their comments. Use the hashtag #w2wwordfilledwednesday!

Three rules to this link up:
  1. Must be a {Christian} faith post.
  2. You must link back to W2W somewhere in your post. {check out our cute button!}
  3. You must visit and comment on at least one other blog in the link up.

<a href=""><img src=""/>


  1. "Our greatest desire should be developing our relationship with Christ." LOVE this. We need to choose to develop our relationship with our Father. Great post!

  2. For sure, I desire growth. One thing I have learned is that growth doesn't have to come in the form of a pre-packaged quiet time. Yes, I need to journal and read my bible (because God's Word is crucial), but I've also had tremendous revelations while out in the garden. Amazing how the growth of plants can relate to our own!

  3. Love this! I like how you compared our Spiritual growth to that of our kids! Strikes home! Thanks for sharing!


Thank you for stopping by, we love hearing from you. Please feel free to contact us with any prayer requests or questions by commenting below or emailing us at the About Us page.