For patience in spiritual growth
For urgency in spiritual growth
Today’s text: John 14:1-7
SUCH A PARADOX! Growth in the Holy Spirit, under the tutelage of the Lord Jesus Christ, cannot be accomplished in a day or a week. It takes years of steady tilling, long periods of fallow fields, hard winters of bare branches standing stark.
But that same growth cannot be accomplished if there is no yearning, if there is no desire, if there is no spark that will not die no matter how much smothering occurs.
Christ-like growth needs both patience and urgency, both the capacity to watch and wait and the flame-like passion that will see something done. The believer has space and time to cultivate both serenity and passion because Jesus Christ has promised “in my Father’s House are many rooms...I am the way.”
May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks