Sunday, 18 November 2012

More is less......

You know that saying:  "The more you know the more you realise how little you know?" (or something like that right?)  I've been thinking about that lately with regards to spiritual growth.

Do you sometimes wonder why you don't feel as excited by your life in Christ as much as you did when you first gave your heart to Him?  Do you feel like maybe you are further away than you ever were?


I feel like that sometimes.  Like I'm getting nowhere fast!  And then I got to thinking.....

  • I react when hurt or attacked, but not as badly or as over the top as I used to.
  • I get hurt when people lie about me, but not as much as I used to
  • I get scared when a new storm rages in my life, but not as much as I used to.
NOW
  • I "feel" more when I see brokenness in others, way more than I used to
  • When I see a need I don't just observe it and move on, I help way more than I used to
  • When my kids freak out, I'm calm way more than I used to be
  • When the economy affects us, I don't stress as much as I used to.
The storms seem bigger the older I get, the issues seem more complex...

BUT

I TRUST more, I LEAN more, I RELY on God more!  More than ever before!  Ultimately, is that not what God wants?  More dependence on Him?  Maybe its that dependence that makes us feel less in control?


So, Yes, the more I know the more I realise how little I know, the more I'm humbled BUT there has been growth and progress and as Joyce Meyer always says, "I'm not where I should be, but I'm not where I was either."  (or something like that).  

2 Corinth 3 v 18:  But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Remember, if you are not bouncing off the walls with joy and fervour, don't be too hard on yourself, you're growing....

God bless
Tracy

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18 comments:

  1. Ahhhh yes, "growing"......Your post had me reflect on my life and I too can see where it is so much more of HIM and less of me. Yes I am still growing but to see that I am is joyous!! What a awesome post my friend....simply awesome!!!

    God bless you!!
    Stacey

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  2. The growth is subtle sometimes. But it's there. Thank you for the reminder, Tracy.

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  3. You have such beautiful bokeh and depth of fiend in these photos. Your photography is growing steadily as well.

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  4. Spiritual growth requires patience, and even though I lack it sometimes (!), I know I am a work in progress and that God encourages me on my walk everyday! :)

    Blessings and love Tracy!
    Denise

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  5. I know what you mean...but, one thing you can count on is that God is continually working in our lives!

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  6. So true my friend! Even when we think we aren't, we're still growing! Thanks for the reminder!

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  7. Amen sister!

    e are a work in progress, i.e. "He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ." (see Philippians 1:6)

    Love this post.

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  8. Yes, small steps lead to big change. Love your perspective here, friend. Happy Thanksgiving this week!

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  9. This is beautiful, Tracy! As verse that has struck me is "Men who never change their ways have no fear of God" Psalm 55:19. Change is beautiful as we take small steps in obedience. Cheering you on and walking beside you, friend!

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  10. Perhaps it is maturity. It is said you can sit with a real friend and it is not necessary to speak. Just being in God's presence is amazing and I may not speak and just try to listen. Thank you for sharing at "Tell Me a Story."

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  11. Good to be reminded that we are growing in our faith walk. When I think about what you said; yes, I don't worry much now than before, I trust more, I forgive easily and giving more help.
    Timely post. Thanks.
    Dropping by from " Tell me a story" My entry: Wasching machine: willyouhearfromme.blogspot.com

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  12. The process of sanctification...God making us more like Christ. I fail many times but I also learn through those failings. Thankful for His Holy Spirit that helps us.

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  13. Oh I definitely answer yes Tracy. Sometimes the growth is so subtle that we miss the real change that is happening in our lives.

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  14. I know early on in my zeal I made a lot of bad judgment calls because...well I needed to ferment! No- I needed time to take in the word and really let it root...then pruning, and seasonal dying...oh but He does make all things new again. Even again.
    It's the journey, my friend I guess. Thank you for sharing your heart and thoughts...

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  15. I love your positive spin on all things! It's easy to get caught up in beating on ourselves with issues where we fall short. I love how you are focused on the "better than I used to be" moments!! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. I get so excited as I learn more and more treasures from the Bible about our Lord, and sometimes the thought of how much I still have to learn is overwhelming. But thankfully I don't have to know everything! Thanks so much! Blessings!

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  17. Your photo is a nice representation of spiritual growth! Have a lovely thanksgiving, and thanks for linking up with Getting Down With Jesus.

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  18. I love this. The growth also reminded me of growing pains. Sometimes it doesn't feel any better because growing can hurt! Thank you for sharing.

    <3 Kendra

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