Growth is essential in your faith and walk with the Lord. If you don’t grow and stay stagnant instead, then you will never fully experience the blessings of God. Just like we experience the joy and pain of physical growth throughout our life, we also experience the joy and pain of spiritual growth. This is all a part of the sanctification process.
A new believer is often called “a baby Christian.” This is because they are new in the faith and in need of growth. 1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.” As children, we had a limited understanding of the world around us. As we grew, we gained reason and wisdom and no longer thought and spoke as a child. Just as this verse says, we grew up and put away childish things. We grow in our spiritual walk the same way. As new Christians, we don’t have a deep knowledge of the Word and who God is. However, through Bible Study, church, and seeking to understand, we grow in wisdom. We put away the childish things of our youth. Some people do not grow out of their childish faith. They cling to a simple understanding and refuse to put away childish things. Is this faith at all? What does that tell you about your relationship with God?
Do you really know God? Do you know Him and His fullness? Would you consider yourself a baby Christian in the faith or have you grown in your faith? Spend some time praying about your Christian walk and how you can grow. Surround yourself with other believers who can encourage you.