But solid food is for the mature, for those who have their powers of discernment trained by constant practice to distinguish good from evil.  (Hebrews 5:14)

Good parents don’t give car keys to their toddler and put them behind the wheel on the freeway.  Yet, certainly they hope their child grows up to drive someday, and they surely help along the way.

So it is in Christ.

God desires growth for His children, an ever-increasing depth of Scriptural knowledge and spiritual power and understanding.  He has great treasures of wisdom and insight that He wants to give, but they can only be received by those with enough depth and strength to handle them.

This means that your everyday decisions matter, because they are either preparing you for or preventing you from receiving greater and greater power in your walk with God!

As you follow Jesus, let Him grow and deepen you, and surrender yourself to the process. Though it may be hard sometimes, don’t give up, keep digging deeper, and be encouraged as you remember this reality: God has greater truths for you.

–Pastor Phillip