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Daily Devotion 6/7/15

Today’s bible verse:

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20 ESV)

How would you describe your spiritual life? Are you spiritually mature? Do you consistently nurture your spirituality? Listen to Paul. “But I, brothers, could not address you as spiritual people, but as people of the flesh, as infants in Christ. I fed you with milk, not solid food, for you were not ready for it. And even now you are not yet ready”.(1 Corinthians 3:1-2 ESV) You see, ones spirituality ought to be dynamic, progressive and active. It is not inactive or passive or lethargic. “Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your thinking be mature”. (1 Corinthians 14:20 ESV) In other words we must feed our spirituality so that it will grow and not remain dormant and infantile or juvenile. Much of the conflicts within churches occur because of spiritual immaturity. People who do not nourish their spirit. “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways”. (1 Corinthians 13:11 ESV) Of course Christianity transforms us. It is suppose to. As we learn more we should grow more. We should not be stagnant in our thinking. It is in that new knowledge that we transform our attitude, our behavior, our outlook and most of all our thinking. We cannot learn about God and not use the information to improve our relationship with God and humanity. “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen”. (2 Peter 3:18 ESV)

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