I have two grandchildren, a 13 month old boy, Finn and a 10 month old girl, Lakely. One of the joys that I experience as a grandfather (G-Daddy) is that I get to feed these sweet babies. I love feeding them. I laugh, I make airplane sounds and pretend the spoon is an airplane and it’s just a fun time for me.
I have noticed lately that Finn and Lakely are now initiating feeding themselves. You put the pieces of food on the highchair tray, they will pick it up and begin to feed themselves. Let me add how cute it is to watch Lakely take small pieces and dainty little bites while Finn picks up handfuls and stuffs his mouth full! Part of these babies growing up and maturing is them being able to feed themselves. If they didn’t learn this, there would be a problem.
This is also true in the Christian life. Too many Christians want to just sit around and be fed by someone else. “Feed me, feed me” is all you hear from them. Food is not the problem. Food is everywhere. For a Christian to say, “I just want to be fed”, is like going to a restaurant and crying because there is no food. What you are really saying is that you want someone to feed you. You want to be waited on hand and foot. Could it be that we are growing lazy and self-centered? Could it be this is really an indication of our spiritual condition?
Today we have way more information than we could ever apply. Perhaps we are using the excuse, “I want to go deeper” when all along, we are really not applying the knowledge that we already have. We are all educated way beyond our level of obedience. I am not saying that we should not learn more, study more, pray more, etc… Deep isn’t what you know, it’s what you do. Men, ask your wives: “Would you like for me to quote Ephesians 5: 21-30 or love you and take you out on a date?”
When is the last time you served the Lord? When is the last time you visited the hospital and prayed over someone, besides one of your own family members? When is the last time you shared your faith with someone who does not know Christ?
Deep is a single mother raising her kids, working full time and serving at New Season Church.
Deep is giving God His 10% tithe and 2% more as an offering.
Deep is praying for and inviting a friend to church for years and not giving up on them.
Deep is going to visit a lady in jail whose family is falling apart and needs encouragement and support.
Deep isn’t about information, it’s about transformation!
If you are not applying what you already know to help others, you are not deep…you are stuck!