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Did your parents ever talk about growth spurts? Did you go through a growth spurt as a child, or more than one? I don’t know what the medical books say, but my experience is the rate of physical growth in children varies from month to month and year to year. Kids seem to grow slowly, until you suddenly realize their jeans are too short and their wrists are popping out of their coat sleeves. Another signs may be growing pains. At least that’s what my dad told me when I complained of aches in my arms and legs. He said I had growing pains because I was in a growth spurt. It really didn’t make sense to me at the time. He may have been pulling my leg. At any rate, the physical growth of children not only results in increased stature, but also in greater strength and endurance.
Spiritual growth also results in something. Listen for it in 2 Thessalonians 1:3, “We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing.” (NIV)
This passage says growth in faith will result in increased love for others. The more we trust in God and believe what he says, the easier it becomes to love each other. Want to spread some love in this world? Grow in faith.
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