Are you a spiritual lightweight?


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I’m not making this up, I promise!  I read an article the other day about a 6 pound Chihuahua from Michigan who was literally blown away from her owner by a strong gust of wind.  The dog was eventually found nearly a mile from where “Tinker Bell” had last been seen.  Now, Chihuahuas are naturally small and light dogs and can’t help being blown away!  But how many of us are lightweights in our faith?  How many of us really have not progressed in our faith since the moment we called on Christ to save us?  Some of us are perpetually in the infancy stage of faith, not feasting on the deeper, meatier things of God’s Word, but still sucking on the bottle that we should have been weened off of long ago.  We don’t make time for silence, solitude, service, Sabbath, prayer and meditation on God’s Word in our lives and then don’t understand why we aren’t close to Him.  We rely solely on our pastor each week to spoon feed us and then complain if you want something deeper.  Here’s the newsflash…”the deeper comes in the silence, the solitude, the study, the serving, the prayer time…not from a pastors message.”  You are where you are spiritually  because you have taken the steps to get exactly where you are.  No one else is to blame…you are.  Sorry, hard to swallow, but the truth nonetheless.  So maybe it’s time to get out of the highchair, stop making excuses and start chasing after God…pursue Him, make Him a priority, get desperate for Him.  Ephesians chapter 4 tells us to “no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching…but to grow up into Him, Christ, who is the Head”.  So, are you a spiritual Chihuahua?  Maybe you need to put on some weight!

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