After all, the only event that SHOULD conclude your learning is DEATH.
So, the Wednesday Word for this Week is GROWTH!
1 Peter 2:2, “Like newborn babies, you must crave pure spiritual milk so that you will grow into a full experience of salvation. Cry out for this nourishment.” (NLT)
So, on the date of this writing, I received a text from an excellent friend of mine, Minister Michael Moore. He messaged me to let me know that I was on his brain, and for this reason, he was checking on me. Naturally, I appreciated hearing from him.
We exchanged pleasantries, checked on each other’s families, confirmed our friendship, and then he asked me a question. From this point, the text conversation went as follows:
If you know Mike and you are aware of our relationship, then you will understand how good this text made me feel. You see, he is beyond a casual acquaintance. In my life, he has grown to be a brother. He has known me for an exceptionally long time. Years ago, we both pursued our degrees together at Southwestern Christian College.
During those days, we were new eggs. We were excited about the Bible and pumped up for ministry. However, we had no idea that… we had no idea!
Sure, we learned exegesis, practical ministry, Old Testament teachings, and the life of Christ. However, we knew nothing about reasonable bedside manner, how to lead successful business meetings, deal with judgment, and protect your family amidst your ministry. No, while we had a lot going for us, we still had much more to go. We had to obtain our degrees, enter church employment, and CONTINUE our development. After all, the only event that SHOULD conclude your learning is DEATH.
Every member of this #PIP community strives to grow in some area. You want to be a better spouse, parent, Christian, friend, leader, entrepreneur, or family member. You want to return to school, start a business, stop smoking, or lose weight. Wherever you are and whatever you would like to do, I would urge you to remain focused and (like the egg) let God “sit on you.”
The process is long, and sometimes it seems challenging. However, if you remain faithful, God will bring you into better. Today, I want you to know that I remain prayerful for you all as you go from your proverbial egg into a ministering & mature chicken. God is faithful, and He loves you. Stay hungry, stay focused, and stay under Him.
Your thoughts? What is your goal? How is it going? Are you struggling along the way? If so, I would like to pray for you in your growing season. Let me know below. Peace and love, family.
K. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.
Believer - Leader - Flawed