Where’s the Growth Chart?

Where’s the Growth Chart?

During the “Top Ten” series for pressing on to spiritual maturity, I had a dear friend email me with a few questions: What does this process of spiritual growth look like exactly? How is growth measured? Since there are no “growth charts” for young believers (as there are for infants: “failure to thrive,” “average,” etc.), how does one know if she is where she should be?

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Are You a Truth Speaker?

Are You a Truth Speaker?

“A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself.” —Robert Murray M’Cheyne Does anyone in your life have your permission to follow Galatians 6:1–2 when you need it? The text doesn’t read, “If anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual get in their face!” But I’m one who needs strong rebuke occasionally, so I’ve given a few...

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Where’s the Growth Chart?

Where’s the Growth Chart?

During the “Top Ten” series for pressing on to spiritual maturity, I had a dear friend email me with a few questions: What does this process of spiritual growth look like exactly? How is growth measured? Since there are no “growth charts” for young believers (as there are for infants: “failure to thrive,” “average,” etc.), how does one know if she is where she should be? What...

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Seeing God

Seeing God

Her little seven-month-old legs started kicking and her squeal could be heard all the way across the parking lot. We were at least 100 feet from the vehicle when her Poppy jumped out of his truck and yelled his pet name for her: “Zu-Zu!!” She wasn’t looking his direction at all until she heard his voice, then her head whipped around and her whole body started doing the happy dance in my...

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You Can Get in My Face

You Can Get in My Face

“A man who loves you the most is the man who tells you the most truth about yourself.” —Robert Murray M’Cheyne Does anyone in your life have your permission to follow Galatians 6:1–2 when you need it? The text doesn’t read, “If anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual get in their face!” But I’m one who needs strong rebuke occasionally, so I’ve...

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