The Christian Aging Process

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Commentary By:  Gordon King

The Christian life can be compared to the aging process.  When we become saved we are like newborn babies.  We need food to grow, but cannot eat solids.  We must have milk, easy to swallow, easy to digest.  Then we move on to pabulum or cereal, semi-solid, yet still easy to swallow and digest, with more sustenance to it.  Then our teeth begin to grow and we begin to need more sustenance, so we begin to eat soft solids which are easy to chew, yet more filling and satisfying, giving us the nourishment we need as we begin to move around more.  When we get a little older then we start to eat solid food, more nourishment, more satisfying, and more filling as we crave more sustenance.

When a believer first becomes a Christian, he or she is like a newborn baby.  He needs food for the soul, foundational knowledge of Christianity and the Lord.  As he grows his need for nourishment increases, then he can consume greater knowledge and truths of God and His ways.  When he becomes a mature believer, then and only then can he consume solid scripture with depth, more insight into the supernatural, greater discernment, and the ability to build upon the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Being a Christian is a process.  It takes time, involvement, dedication, and commitment to God.  As believers, we are all at different spiritual levels.  There are different levels for many different things, such as our faith, our belief, our gifts and the use of them, our courage, and our strength.  There are levels of insight, of wisdom, and of knowledge.  There are levels of clarity, of seeing the unknown, of sensing the unknown.

We’re all at some level in our walk with the Lord.  We’re all at different levels in different things.  It’s not so easy as to just say this is where I’m at.  It goes much deeper than that.  We may not know exactly where we stand with all of these things, but we should have a general idea in our heart, our mind, and our spirit.

There are believers who may have been saved, 10, 20, or even 30 years ago, yet they are still babies.  They have not had enough sustenance to grow.  There are others who may have moved into adolescence, yet this is as far as they have gotten.  While yet others have matured into adulthood, continue to grow, to crave more food, and can see more clearly because they have become more developed.

I’m not saying that it’s bad to remain at any one level, nor am I saying that once you have matured you have reached the pinnacle.  On the contrary, we shall never reach the pinnacle until we get to heaven.  We are always growing, learning, and moving closer to God.  However, if you have stopped growing, then you will not be where God wants you to be, which is becoming more Christ-like.

This is what we should be striving for, to be Christ-like.  I’m not there, not even close, I know this.

Many of the posts that I write about may be too much food for some Christians who have not developed in their walk with the Lord.  Not everything that I write, or that has been published for that matter, is food for the young (immature) believers.  This can lead to a believer getting discouraged and questioning their faith.  It’s not really feasible for me to make “level of faith” categories for each post.  It’s not up to me to decide who reads what, but it’s up to each individual to make that decision for themselves.

The things that I write may seem arrogant, boastful, or egotistical to some, both to believers and unbelievers.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  If you knew me personally than you would know this is not the case.  I write out of passion and conviction, things of which to me are of the utmost importance, and may come across to some the wrong way.  When I feel strongly about a subject, I do my best to get the point across.  But, there are many who may misconstrue this as arrogant and egotistical.  When unbelievers read my writings, they cannot understand, because the Holy Spirit is not within them.  When believers who read my posts and misconstrue, they may not be ready for it.  They may not have the spiritual maturity to understand.  And some will differ in opinion, and that’s fine with me.

I write what the Holy Spirit leads me to write.  Sometimes I write things that I don’t necessarily want to write, but I feel convicted to do so.  It may not be suitable for some, some will not want to hear it.  If I wrote it then there was a reason for it.  Some will feel convicted, some will be blessed, some will be indifferent to it.

This is a significant time in the history of the world.  The time we have here on earth is short.  The times we are now facing are getting worse by the day.  This is the time to be close to the Lord.  If you don’t believe me than study the scriptures, which you should be doing anyway!  We are living in the end times folks.  Jesus will be returning soon.  This is the time to be craving solid food!

God loves us all, let’s love Him back.  Give Him thanks, praise, worship, and glory! 

God Bless, until next time!

7 thoughts on “The Christian Aging Process

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  2. I second Ethin’s comment, “Great message”, Gordon. Pray it helps those naysayers to understand we’re all on a journey of discovering who we are in Christ. Everyone must come to their own conclusion of what’s right and wrong within the boundaries of His great law, “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind’… and the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself..'” Matt.22:37-40 It’s an individual act. If you truly seek Him, you WILL find He’s been waiting for you with love.. God Bless all of us with wisdom and understanding, patience and LOVE, courage and strength. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

  3. I completely agree on needing easy to digest morsels of Christianity first. And since I have written a few end times prophecy books recently for those with “iron Christian stomachs” who can digest anything, I’ll mention that I also agree time is short – we are in the final seven years already. If interested, read: Antichrist 2016-2019

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