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 a very good friend of mine, Minister Michael Moore. He sent me the text message just to let me know that I was on his brain, and thus he was checking on me. Naturally, I greatly appreciated hearing from him.
We exchanged pleasantries, checked on each other’s families, confirmed our friendship one-to-another, and then he asked me a question. From this point, the text conversation went as follows:
To know Mike and our relationship, is to also understand how good this text made me feel. You see, he’s beyond a casual acquaintance. In fact, in my life, he’s grown to be a brother. He’s known me for a very 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 we were pumped up for ministry. However, we had no idea that… we had no idea!
Sure, we learned the Word, practical ministry, Old Testament teachings, and the life of Christ. However, we didn’t know a thing about good bed side manner, how to lead men in business meetings, the ways to deal with judgement, and how to protect you 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 into church employment, and CONTINUE our development. After all, the only event that SHOULD conclude your learning is DEATH.
I believe that every member of this #PIP community is striving to grow in some area. You want to be a better spouse, parent, Christian, friend, or family member. You want to go back to school, start a business, stop smoking, or lose weight. Where ever you are and whatever you’d like to do, I’d urge you to remain focused and let God sit on you.
The process is long and sometimes it seems challenging. However, if you’ll 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 your mature chicken. God is faithful and He loves you. Stay hungry, stay focused, and stay under.
Your thoughts? What’s your goal? How is it going? Are you struggling along the way? If so, I’d like to pray for you in your growth season. Let me know below. Peace and love family.
K. Jones, Sr.
Kevin D. Jones, Sr.