Some are content to know only the basics about being a Christian. They let days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months turn into years. Although they have gained new worldly experience, knowledge, and physically they have aged, spiritually they have not grown. And they produce no spiritual fruit. They may attend church and occasionally read their Bible or say a prayer. They may even be able to quote Scripture and recite the lyrics of every popular Christian song. But those words have never penetrated into their heart and made a real difference.
This is not what God desires. God doesn’t want us to be content with an elementary education. He desires to continually challenge and enhance our spiritual growth and understanding. The most important gift we can offer God, who so lovingly saved, us is a teachable and yielded heart. True devotion to God requires letting the potter mold us as clay and truly transform us from the inside out. As God remakes us, we should become more and more reflective of Christ. That is the ultimate goal of spiritual maturity. And just imagine the impact of a collective body of mature Christians reflecting the light of Christ to a dark world.