When I was a kid I got growing pains in my legs especially at night when I had nothing else to think about. At first my parents gave me tums (for the calcium). Then my mom heard from someone that a shot of apple cider vinegar and honey (and maybe something else) would help.
It helped. Even if I did hurt, I stopped complaining to keep from having to drink that vile concoction. But what really helped was time – I stopped growing.
Physically that is good. But to stop growing spiritually is disastrous.
Your body is not meant to be 10 feet tall or 500 pounds. But we are all designed to be spiritual giants. People do all sorts of things to keep growing physically – like eat green veggies and avoid the sweets, drink milk and avoid caffeine. Maybe the strategies to grow taller work, and maybe they don’t, but what is our strategy to grow in grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ? What should be seeking out in our spiritual diet? And what should we be avoiding?
Maybe it is time to give it some thought. But, I promise, apple cider vinegar and honey won’t work.
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