Topic: Don’t Jump The Process [TREM Devotional Wednesday June 27, 2018]
“For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.” Mark 4:28
Everything about life is a process. No child is born fully developed. Everyone comes, with all the parts complete but all the parts, though complete are not all fully formed. As the child grows in age, the various organs also develop alongside. All truth is parallel, if we understand that in the natural, how then do we not understand it in the spiritual?
The same is true when you join an organization. Though you are professionally qualified, when you are employed, you go through an induction process and every day, you are exposed to the culture of the organization. Even though you are a professional with many years of experience, acculturation must still happen because you are new to the environment.
If you understand this, how then are you adverse to being taught in the Word. Yes, you are born again; yes, you pray in the Spirit, but you still need to be trained. You need to sit down and learn the basics of the new birth. While you can read English all by yourself, there are certain truths you will never know until you are taught. That is why God has placed in the Church Pastors and Teachers to equip you and open your eyes to certain truths in the Word.
No matter the level you are in, growth is a process. Don’t think you have arrived. Don’t think there is nothing new to learn. Be open. Whenever anyone is ministering, no matter the age of the person, be attentive. God has a word for you. Also like the Berean Christians, don’t just listen, on your own also search the scriptures. In the words of Apostle Paul in 2 Tim. 2:15 “Study to show yourself approved unto God….”. There is so much to learn. God is too big to know all about Him at once. Be open and let God, through His Spirit, build you up.
Further Reading: Mark 4:26-29; Acts 17:10-12
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Job 8-10; Evening- Acts 8:26-40
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Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.