Glory · Growth · Narrow · Spiritual Maturity

growing pains…

I’ve recognized in the complaining… I’m mostly looking back… longing for the good ole days… you might say…

But we grow… and our summers of childhood look nothing like the summers of adulthood… the same is true spiritually…

The more we grow… the deeper we move into His call… the narrower the path… the more difficult the way…

“…For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few. …”

Matthew 7:14 ESV

We are not challenged because He is overly demanding… but because He is growing us… preparing us… for a great glory…

For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison…

2Corinthians 4:17 ESV

His path narrowed from the freedom of anonymity as a carpenter… to pressing crowds longing for His teaching and healing… to the cross and jeering from onlookers who formerly sang… Hosanna…

The way of spiritual maturity is ever-narrowing for those who will pursue Him… our lives increasingly cramped… making way for an eternal weight of glory…

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