We have much to say about this, but it is hard to explain because you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again. You need milk, not solid food! Anyone who lives on milk, being still an infant, is not acquainted with the teaching about righteousness. But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil. Hebrews 5:11-14 (NIV)
Quick To Learn
Do you want to grow up? Do you want to mature in your relationship with me? Do you want to live the life that I have given you to live for me? That’s an easy yes to all three of your questions. I want to grow and mature in my relationship with you. I want to live the life you have given me to live for you. You have a question? Yes, I do. How do I grow mature in my relationship with you? How can I make sure that I really am living the life you have given me to live for you? Are you looking for some great mysterious answer? Are you thinking that I will reveal some hidden secret to you? I don’t know. You will receive neither of those from me. What I will tell you will be simple to hear and easy to understand. That’s great. What I will tell you will also sound like a very easy thing to do. You’re hesitating a little aren’t you? Yes, I am. Why is that? I hear the words, “will also sound like a very easy thing to do”. What you will tell me will sound easy but it may not be easy, is that right? Yes, that’s right. I’m listening. If you want to grow and mature in your relationship with me and live the life I have given you to live you will need to meet with me in my word. You’re right that is quite simple to hear and easy to understand. How often do you want me to meet with you in your word? How quickly do you want to grow and mature in your relationship with me? I’m not sure what you mean. Do you want to be slow or quick to learn? I would like to be quick to learn. Then how often do you want to meet with me in my word? I want to meet with you everyday in your word. Good answer. So, what’s so hard about this? I now know that I want to meet with you everyday in your word. Yes, you do. When and where will we meet? I thought we would have a random time and place where we would meet everyday. I like to be flexible. Scheduling a time and place for us to meet sounds a little too formal to me. So, you’ll fit me in whenever your schedule allows. I wouldn’t say it that way. But, I will definitely meet with you sometime during each and every day. You think so? Yes, I do. Would you like me to save you a lot of time and frustration? Yes, I would. You won’t be meeting with me everyday in my word. I just said that I would. Yes, I heard that. But, you won’t be meeting with me in my word. Do you doubt my sincerity? Do you think that I am lying to you? No, I don’t doubt your sincerity or honesty. Why do you doubt what I am saying? I know that you are fooling yourself. Why is that? Unless you set a time and a place for us to meet it won’t happen. Your days will get full and become busy and soon enough you’ll realize that we aren’t meeting together in my word. You’re positive of this? Aren’t you? I guess you’re right. No, I know that you are right. So, what are you going to do? I’m going to pick a time and place to meet with you in your word. When will it be? I considered several choices. What were they? I thought of before I leave the house in the morning, on my lunch break, after work and before I go to bed at night. What is your choice? Can I pick two? You want to meet twice? Yes, I do. Sure you can. I chose before I leave the house in the morning. Then, we can meet in my home office. I also chose before I go to bed at night. Then we can meet in my bedroom. Those sound great to me. Now, I know that I really will be meeting with you in your word. Yes, you will.
Lord, I’m hungry for your word. I’m receptive to your word. I’m committed to meeting with you in your word. No longer do I want to live like an infant feeding on milk. Teach me with the solid food of your word as I meet with you in it. Amen
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