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Strong in spirit. Pt 1 May 8

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts until the day of his showing unto Israel. (John the Baptist)

Luke 1:80

And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. (Jesus).

Luke 2 :40

What does it mean to grow strong in spirit? I believe it means they loved God and knew in their inner being that he was lord and that their goal was to please him and they completely expected that this would be accomplished in their lives. This attitude continually grew stronger and stronger. Oh lord may we also grow strong in spirit. May we love you and realize our lives are about you and grow in faith realizing fully you will accomplish this in us also. Notice it is said they grew in spirit. So it is a process and it sometimes takes a while. Let’s not use this as an excuse not to grow because we can as Paul said be still on milk when we should be on meat. But we can use this growing to not grow discouraged if we’re taking longer than we expected. Growing is growing. One reason it takes a while is that we have an enemy who doesn’t want us to grow, another reason is our spirit can be willing but our flesh can be weak as Jesus told his disciples. So there is a battle between the flesh and the spirit For all of us. But don’t feel like a failure if at times we feel weak. Remember one of the first keys to being strong is found in Mathew 5:3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. So we realize ,If we’re wise, my strength will not come from me but I need Gods help to grow strong. To be continued.....

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