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Annually on November 27
Posted by Dr. Johnson Cherian
Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim you, who walk in the light of your
presence, O Lord. (Psalms 89:15)
It’s very evident here that the psalmist knows that spiritual growth is a process. We do not
mature spiritually overnight. Our relationship with God has to be built up by acknowledging
that He is right in all things that pertain to our lives and we have to get in tune with His
requirements. Of course there are believers who think that they “know it all” but that’s just
a flight of imagination. There are many new things to be learnt each day from the Lord.
Some Christians have confessed that what they thought and spoke and preached several
years back were just not perfect and now they have changed their ideas regarding certain
aspects of the Word.
This is what the Apostle Paul had to tell the believers at Ephesus,
I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the
Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. I pray also that the
eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he
has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. (Ephesians 1:17, 18)
We read in the book of Acts, how God brought about a great change in the life of a Jew
named Apollos. He had knowledge regarding God, but that was not enough.
Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a
learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. He had been instructed in the
way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor and taught about Jesus accurately,
though he knew only the baptism of John. He began to speak boldly in the synagogue.
When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him
the way of God more adequately. When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers
encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. On arriving, he was a
great help to those who by grace had believed. For he vigorously refuted the Jews in
public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ. (Acts 18:24-28)
As we keep learning the “light of His presence” shines more brightly and we mature day by
day and this process will continue till we step into eternity to live with the Lord. Happy