I am studying the book of 1 John and learning something new everyday. Several times in 1 John, as John is writing he addresses the people as "father" and "young men." Up to this point, I had always assumed he was actually talking to fathers and young men. I am not one to question things. Kind of a go with the flow girl.
Don't all Christians know God? Don't all Christians overcome the evil one?
Think back to when you were first saved. Likely you were passionate. Eager to learn more about God. Quick to read and study scripture. Excited and on fire and ready to tell the world! But as the years go by, the fire dies just a little bit. That is not saying you don't love God anymore, your fire is just not as strong.
Our desire should be to become a father, or mature Christian, and to stay a young man, or new believer. We need to come to that intimate place with God. We need to become mature in our faith. But we still need to stay young, strong and on fire for Him.
Are you a new believer learning more about God right now? Keep your passion! Fan the flames and let them burn as you get to know God on a more intimate level. Have you been a Christian for a long time and feel your fire has died just a little? Think back to what you were doing when you were first saved. Were you in the Word more? Witnessed more? Prayed more? Do those things again. Get deeper with God. Just because you have had this relationship with Him for so long does mean you have to become complacent. Get on fire and burn with passion!
Thought Provoking Thursday