Tuesday, March 26, 2013

To Grow UP in Your Salvation... scripture picture

Sunday in church, the Pastor told us he'd been thinking on this verse. 
It stayed with me writing my notes, and this morning parts of it came back through another friend.  Last night in bed; I looked the words up because in my KJV I wasn't sure what guile even was?-- I'd never used it in my own vocab before.  The more I dug... I realized I knew the meanings better than I'd first thought.  Reading it outloud... I picture baby Carter.  When he gets fussy and wants his bottle, he cries all the harder when he watches me making it ... and then walking toward him to give it to him  he gets even louder coz he wants it "so much."  And that's how God wants us to want  Him and His  word.  So much!

This verse has been encouragement to me today.  Not only to remind myself to really rid myself of  ALL malice, ALL deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.. but also it encourages me the same way when I feel those things and that gut wrenching from other people too. 
"Therefore, rid yourselves
of  all
malice and 
all deceit,
and slander of 
every kind.  
Like newborn babies,
pure spiritual milk,
so that by it 
you ________ (adding my name here)
grow up
in your salvation."

Do any  words stand out for any of you today?
For me?-- "All deceit."
 It's hard too because to rid myself of all deceit sometimes means...
being brave to stand in the truth ... even when people blow up at you, break your heart, or you feel like you're standing all alone-
I'm thankful to know that no matter what...  I'm not ever really alone.   



Cora from Hidden Riches said...

Such a great lesson here, Lea! I loved your example of Carter crying for his bottle! Just perfect!

You know, the phrase, "grow up" stood out for me here today. I can remember when I was in my early teens and I thought I was all grown up, I would tell younger kids "Oh, Grow up!!!!" in a really mean tone of voice! Yet, I needed to do sooooo much growing and didn't even realize it. The process is never ending, as those who have "grown up" are told to edify and build up the others. It does seem that the growth process never ends, as I'm STILL growing up!

Patty Sumner said...

Great Word Lea! I love word studies..when God reveals truth to us through our digging in and searching for truth. I think that is the way it should be..It is always exciting to find new things out in our study of the Word. Blessings!

Denise said...

Wonderful word, bless you.

Paula said...

ALoha Lea! thank you for the great message here today. the word envy stood out for me today. How when I get to envying others for what they have it takes my eyes off of what God wants and has for me. i need to be more like baby Carter crying for my Jesus :-)
Love you

Dee said...

Excellent and words....the word that stood out to me was Crave... it seems to be stronger than desire...my soul craves a deeper relationship...the more I know Him the more I want of Him ♥

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Lea, My word that grabs me is "slander" I never want to say anything wrong or bad about anyone. Only words that edify or encourage. Never negative. I pray daily to have a pure heart and to GROW in this area. Wonderful lesson in my heart before I turn in! Happy Resurrection Day...Blessings to you and your family! Roxie

Attic Clutter said...

Happy Easter Lea(:)