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Wednesday's Word: Maturification

Wednesday's Word

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Maturification

Hello All,

Imagine if you will a classroom. What comes to mind? Chalkboard (or whiteboard for you not old enough to remember), a globe, a big wall atlas, pin ups of cursive letters, etc.…OR what if I’d said a High School lab, does the word “lab” evoke images of rows of sinks, beakers, Bunsen burners, and a periodic table of the elements?

There are several types of classrooms, labs, seminars, and lecture halls. Now close your eyes and imagine the feel of fresh air, the sound of birds chirping; Or how about people, traffic, work, etc. These latter elements don’t automatically give you a sense of “classroom” right? As much as they describe the world around us, they’re just as much part of our classroom as a chalkboard. It all depends on the end goal of what's to be learned.

Here’s The Word;

Isaiah 6:3 And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory.

Habakkuk 3:3 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise.

Psalm 72:19 And blessed be his glorious name for ever: and let the whole earth be filled with his glory; Amen, and Amen.

It seems that at least ONE of the specific lessons we need to learn is to recognize the Glory of God. In a classroom setting, if the teacher asks a question, a student raises his/her hand to say the answer. I believe praise is the “answer” to a true embracing of God’s glory. It’s the sincere manifest expression. If you recognize His Glory, you can't help but praise Him. Remember in Luke 19, the Pharisees tried to quiet the disciple’s praise to which Jesus said If they don’t praise, the rocks will. It’s all based on “the TRUTH of the matter” which is why I use the word, “Maturification” – it’s not a common word, but once you see it used…..you get it.

We all start off learning the basics. Sort of akin to Kindergarten but eventually we grow in grace and deeper revelation of Truth by which we mature.

1 Corinthians 13:11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

3 John 1:4 I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

Initially in our academic setting we primarily learn identification, association and regurgitation – which is simply to remember and repeat facts. We then build upon that with application and calculation – which applies constant methods in appropriate situations to find solutions. It’s easy to see “school” or “church” as the place where we learn and grow but we need to start seeing our very lives in whatever “place” we’re in as a sort of classroom or lab. In regards to spiritual growth however, it’s not many different subjects, the main thing is Truth: Naturally evident truth and the Word of God that we assimilate into our lives. Some truths are harder to grasp a hold of, but I’ll leave you with something TRULY glorious and praiseworthy: With Heaven’s Darling; Jesus Christ as the Author and finisher of our faith, He’s taken a personal interest in our maturification.

In Him,
Cros

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