In the message DARE TO BELIEVE I put the challenge that you can become a Man or Woman of God. Some may possibly have thought, 'oh no, that is not me!' But that's wrong. It's wrong because the New Testament clearly speaks about us LEARNING and GROWING to... MATURITY! Maturity in Christ, where we are finally somewhere near to living the Christian life like God wants for us all!
Of course you can stay, as many (if not most) do, as a babe in Christ - living on MILK for the rest of your life and of no use to the Lord whatsoever. But it's truly NOT a good idea to enter heaven still as a baby!! What's needed is for us to make a DETERMINATION that we will work towards manhood or womanhood before we go to be with the Lord! Here's what Paul said about this:
1 CORINTHIANS 3
1. And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ.
2. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able;
Pretty strong words, huh! - you're still babies and carnal and un-spiritual, and feeding on milk. Yikes! I do NOT want to be like that, do you? God wants us to LEARN and to GROW to be:
.. no longer carnal, but spiritual people
.. no longer babes, but grown up adults.
In other words He wants for us to become nothing less than MATURE CHRISTIANS!! You may think that's easy enough to achieve. It's not. As I look around me here where we live, I could just about count on one hand the number of Christians I can see who have grown to true maturity in Christ. And that is nothing short of a TRAGEDY for the church of the Lord Jesus.
What's more, you don't need to take 41 years to reach maturity like I did. Fact is, I didn't even realise I needed to BECOME a mature Christian, let alone that I could actually grow to be a Man of God! The devil has got most Western Christians so tangled up living just like the society around us, focussed on MATERIAL THINGS and HUMAN HAPPINESS and much more, that we have NO VISION at all of becoming mature Spiritual Christians like the Lord God wants us to be.
I mean it sounds far too pretentious, doesn't it, to think that we can become men and women of God. BUT WHY NOT? What's to stop you? Only your own lack of vision, and lack of belief in yourself and in God's ability to do this in you. Please don't sell yourself short. Moreso, please don't sell GOD short! He's working IN YOU right now. Every day of your Christian walk! Aim for nothing - and you'll hit it for certain! Aim to become Spiritually mature, and you CAN be! And I reckon that's a definite WOW!!
Go for it!
- BM and his Lady