I have four grand-children! It really is an amazing thing. Finn is three years old, Lakely will be three in October, Judah will be one next month and Huntington is 3 months old.
Finn and Lakely can feed themselves. Huntington is completely dependent on others but Judah is at that stage where he wants to feed himself. You put the food on his plate and he picks it up on his own.That is the goal! You do want your children learning how to feed themselves. Feeding themselves is apart of maturing and growing up.
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 on 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 someone 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!
“Feed me, feed me” comes from babies who can’t feed themselves!