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No Need to Strive

Do you find yourself striving, pushing yourself to grow? Do you run from retreat to retreat, teacher to teacher, or reading books about the next "new" great way to grow spiritually? I've got really good news this morning. Slow and steady really does win the race. I'm so glad and so grateful that I can relax, and breathe, and give myself over to Jesus on a daily (or even a moment by moment) basis for Him to grow me through the consistent reading of His Word and prayer. 

Whenever we strive and try to rush the process of spiritual maturity, we are prone to be tossed to and fro by the "winds of doctrine". 

This passage in Ephesians 4 reminds me to be careful, to slow down, to read God's Word and ask Him to teach me so that I am not caught up in the latest trend in the world of spiritual growth: 

"As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love."

Thank you, Jesus, for providing the growth we need as we slow down and study Your Word, given to us for everything we need spiritually. 2 Timothy 3:16 says, "All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness;"

I am challenging myself and whoever wants to join me, to remain faithful in reading/studying God's Word every day, and to pray and ask my Heavenly Father for all that I need (spiritually, emotionally, and physically). Day in, day out, to allow God's Word to lead and to grow me, that is my "slow and steady wins the race".

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