Today’s verse invites us to understand that we are in a new covenant with Christ: “By calling this covenant “new,” he has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and outdated will soon disappear.” So, my brother, my sister, why, do you, like some of the Jewish believers, cling to the obsolete old ways instead of embracing Christ’s new covenant? You see, when you try to juggle between two worlds, two realities, two ways of life, etc … you will suffer because your body and mind will be caught in it all! You see, Christ offered you the joy of a newfound faith and a refreshing forgiveness that should give you the urge to continuously explore, seek Him while you are trying to live according to His teachings. Unfortunately, many believers are stagnant in their faith after accepting the Lord!
My friend, if you currently experience spiritual stagnation or feel that your growth has stopped, now realise that life in Christ is never complete on earth. Therefore, growing spiritually is normal for every believer! Just as a baby grows: from and infant, he becomes a child, then a teenager before becoming an adult. Your Christian life must continue to grow similarly. And even adults continue to grow as a person of twenty does not necessarily behave and do things like someone who is fifty or eighty years old! This is normal and natural, because God made it to be so. So if your spiritual growth has become a burden, think about what you are doing that might be spiritually ineffective or obsolete. The key to growth includes daily devotion to Christ through Bible Study and prayer to refresh your soul and your spirit. Check the areas that you need to intensify, get help from other believers, and maybe you have stagnated because you need to grow by engaging in new areas of service that express your faith.
My friend, growing spiritually never ends. Stop designing plans and ways you think are best for your spiritual growth. Less of you and more of the Spirit of God will enable you to see what the Lord wants you to do for spiritual growth, for it is in His will that you grow spiritually and if you are not growing spiritually, you are not being truly obedient to God’s Word. Why? Because you will never be able to understand His principles to live the godly life that leads to the victorious life in Christ (1 John 5:4). Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.