33rd week: Walking There is a cry in God’s heart, and it is for the maturity of His sons and daughters
“For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” Hebrews 5:13-14 (KJV)
Some time ago I was at a healing meeting and a lady brought her little son for prayer. He couldn’t walk, because there was something wrong that stood in the way between his brain and his muscles. He wasn’t paralyzed, nor were his legs crippled, feeble or without strength. Just, somehow the information from his brain couldn’t reach his feet, which were normal, proportional and strong feet. After the prayer, we let him down and made him go to his mother. He did. The Lord healed him! Praise the Lord!
The next day, at another meeting, I saw something, while the preacher was sharing the testimony of this same boy, that can be spiritually applied to all of us. We have been born again and our spirit has received the Divine indwelling. It is in communication with the Lord. This is Great! Yet, this can produce only an excitement within us, it can give us a secure feeling, that the Lord is with us, that the Lord is good to us, that He loves us, cares for us, provides for us, etc. But what about our responsibility to start walking in power and authority, so we can advance His Kingdom, His purposes, His agendas, and His heart desires? In order for us to do that, our mind (our spiritual brains) must receive the information from our spirits, we must understand it and we must start acting upon it, moving in the direction our renewed mind would be taking us through our spirit, which has received its leading by the Holy Spirit.
Of course the Lord is good to us and as every parent, He will take us in His loving arms and will protect us. Yet, also as every parent, He will want us to start trying walking on our own, through exercise. The above verses show that if we only enjoy God’s goodness and being in His arms all the time, we will be counted as babies, but if we, through exercising our senses, have come to eat strong meat, then we are no more babies, but grown ups, spiritually speaking. Then, we can not only enjoy what the Lord has done for us, but also be able to be profitable for Him and His Kingdom as well. The difference is so great, because it speaks of our self-centeredness if we be in the first category, and of our selfishness if we fall into the second category. Which one would you choose?
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