"Thus saith the Lord God unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to enter into you, and ye shall live: And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the Lord." Ezekiel 37:5-6
Apostle Peter says, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby: If so be ye have tasted that the Lord is gracious" 1 Peter 2:2-3.
From the day you are born again through to maturity, true believers continue to grow, learn and develop themselves, and that development can also be measured. The order in which believers advance from one milestone to the next is roughly the same, however, each believer will develop at a different rate and their development may not progress evenly across all areas.
What do we mean by growth and development?
Growth is the increase in size of the body – in height, weight and other measurable areas. I hear Job say, "Thou hast clothed me with skin and flesh, and hast fenced me with bones and sinews" Job 10:11.
You also grow and develop socially, emotionally, intellectually, physically, spiritually and in language. Development is the gaining of skills in all aspects of life. By all means we got to see it, feel it, sense it that this and that one where born there - that you’ve matured.
Growth and development are connected, but are very different. Growth is the very visible increase in size in height and increase and circumference. We except you to grow and mature in the things of God, right to perfection. Development is the gaining of skills and performance.
You grow much in every way, feeding on the word of God, and through the spirit develop, from milk to the need of strong meat. Grow ye therefore!
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