Daily Reflections

Growth Takes Time

January 18, 2021 Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth

There are some things in them that are hard to understand, which the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction. —2 Peter 3:16

As meaningful as Scripture has been to me, not every day or portion has been a spiritual feast, any more than every meal I eat is a scrumptious banquet. Some passages have tasted more like cardboard than honey! Some days, I’ve felt like I was trudging through mud rather than “walking on the King’s highway.”

However, the value and impact of the Word in our lives cannot necessarily be seen in one day’s or one week’s intake. When a child is growing up, you don’t usually see evidence of physical growth on a daily basis. But gradually you realize that his pants are getting shorter and his arms are protruding out of his shirtsleeves. At the end of the year, you’re amazed to realize how much he has grown.

Likewise, the value of a balanced, nutritious diet is not generally experienced in one day or one week; rather the cumulative benefits of eating right will be experienced over an extended period of time.

Make it Personal

How did you grow in your relationship with the Lord last year? Make a list, and keep it to compare to next year!