Growing Out…

God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love – like Christ in everything
Ephesians 4:15

Have you ever had a potted plant that used to flourish but now seems to be struggling for survival? When originally planted it grew quickly but now very little seems to be happening. It’s probably a pot-bound plant. This means that the roots have filled the pot, leaving them no room to expand. The plant can’t grow any further unless we expand the pot so it can flourish again.

Today’s verse lets us know that God wants us to flourish. He doesn’t want us pot-bound and struggling in life. Many believers’ lives are so constricted by their past experiences and opinions that every day is a battle to simply survive – let alone grow. God wants us to expand, grow & become greater each and every day of our lives.

To do this we need to be a seeker of truth every day. Our Bible contains every truth that we need to know to experience a life that flourishes. Any life that’s constricted & root-bound isn’t for us. We should read & study God’s Word daily to enlarge our understanding and grow up in God continually.

This week let’s challenge ourselves to break loose from our past, expand beyond our comfort zone and get growing in God. As we read & study God’s Word, we’ll be able to express them with the love of God to others. Christ will become the centre of everything we do and everything we do will be centred around Christ. Any area in our life that were previously constricted will soon break down and we’ll have a life that’s expanding and flourishing like never before.