That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God.–Colossians 1:10 God believes in growth! In the Garden of Eden, “the Lord God made every tree grow…” (Genesis 2:9). He designed grass to grow for cattle, and crops to grow for us (Psalm 104:14; Leviticus 25:5). He wanted the children of Israel to grow into a great nation (Genesis 48:16). We’re to consider the lilies, how they grow (Luke 12:27). Even the Lord Jesus grew and became strong in spirit (Luke 2:40).
The Lord expects His saints to grow, too, like palm trees and cedars of Lebanon (Psalm 92:12). We’re to grow up in all things into Him who is the head–Christ (Ephesians 4:15). Our faith is to grow more solid every day, and our love deeper (2 Thessalonians 1:3). Peter told us to desire the sincere milk of the Word, that we may grow thereby, and to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:2; 3:18).
Are there areas in our lives–whatever our ages–in which we need fresh growth? Focus on that area, memorize Scripture on that topic, pray for maturity, and ask God for a “growth spurt” in your life.(Turning Point)
The mind grows by taking in, but the heart grows by giving out; and it is important to maintain a balanced life.–Warren Wiersbe