Many of us have been Christians so long that we should have made a lot of progress. Our lives should demonstrate post-graduate level discipleship.
Sadly, they often demonstrate only elementary discipleship.
Why is that? It’s not that we haven’t lived. It’s not that we’ve not had challenging experiences. Life has happened. Why then have we failed to grow in some aspects of following you?
Why don’t we forgive more readily? Why don’t we trust more deeply? Why don’t we love more sacrificially?
Maybe we’ve not been intentional enough about our discipleship. Maybe we’ve not practiced being aware of your guidance through the Spirit, through prayer, and through the Bible.
Whatever the reasons for the ways in which we’ve not matured appropriately, help us grow from this point on. Help us catch up in areas where we’ve fallen behind. Help us build on areas where we’ve kept up.
Help us grow in grace . . .