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Stall, and You’ll Fall - Greg Laurie Daily Devotion - April 5, 2018

Stall, and You’ll Fall

As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby. - (1 Peter 2:2)

Not long ago I tried stand-up paddleboarding. I think I caught seven waves, which is being generous. But here’s what I discovered about paddleboarding: When the momentum of the wave stops, you slow down. That’s when I always fall, and that’s when I had to keep paddling.

What’s true of stand-up paddleboarding is also true of the Christian life: stall, and you’ll fall. The Christian life is one of constant growth, constant learning, and constant transformation. The problem is that some are willing to take Jesus as their Savior, but they are not necessarily willing to take Him as their Lord. They’re willing to take on Christ as their friend but not necessarily as their God. As a result, they’re stalled in a baby-like state.

Now, babies are cute when they’re babies. But it would be sad if someone were still behaving like a baby when he’s in his twenties. Spiritually, we all start out as babies. We start out with a hunger for the Word of God. There’s no shame in that, because that very hunger for spiritual truth is an indicator of spiritual health. In fact, the Bible says, “As newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby” (1 Peter 2:2 nkjv). A healthy person is a hungry person.

If you’re hungry for God’s Word, if you want to hear God’s Word, that’s good. It’s something you should desire. The objective is to go from getting your food in bite-sized pieces to learning how to read the Word of God, process its truth, and learn how to think and live biblically.

Christian discipleship is all about growing up. It’s about going to the next level. It’s about really living the Christian life to its fullest, as it was meant to be lived.

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