But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.
It is important that we learn the basics of the faith. However, we cannot spend all of our time going over and over the basics and never going deeper into the faith. Even though it might be hard we need to learn more than the basics of the faith. If we do this we will grow in our faith and it will enable us to become more mature in our faith. Many Christians never move beyond the infancy stage of the faith. One of the signs of an infantile Christian faith is when people say, “I need to be fed.” Infants need to be fed; mature adults feed themselves.
How can we grow into Christians who take responsibility for our own spiritual nutrition? One of the ways we can do this is by participation in a small group that is serious about helping one another grow in the faith. Involvement in a small group can provide the accountability that we need to send our roots deeper into the faith.
Think about this as a line from infancy to adulthood.
Where are you on the continuum of spiritual maturity?
Do you have someone or a group of people who help you stay on track concerning your spiritual growth?