2 Corinthians 13:5
Examine yourselves to see if your faith is genuine. Test yourselves. Surely you know that Jesus Christ is among you; if not, you have failed the test of genuine faith.
Are you spiritually mature, or still a baby Christian? Even if you've been attending church your whole life, you could still be a baby Christian.
How can you ascertain whether or not you're spiritually mature? For brevity sake, we will only cover two ways.
1. Do you believe the Bible is absolute truth and useful for teaching, but you rarely open it, except for Sunday service? A spiritually mature person acts out their faith. If you rarely open your Bible, you're spiritually immature.
2. If someone asks you what spiritual lesson you're learning right now, can you give an answer? A spiritually mature person is always growing and learning. If you can't tell someone what you're learning, you're spiritually immature.
Make 2012 the year you become spiritually mature. No one ever arrives, but we must be on the journey. Always. Stop making excuses. I know you have the time because I know God. He would never overburden you.
Put a small x on your calendar for every day you open your Bible in January. I don't care how much you end up reading at this point. Just open that Bible 30 times in the month of January. God will do the rest.
Ready, set, go!
Happy New Year, friend! I love you and I want you to grow in Christ this year. Pray for your husband each time you open your Bible, that he will grow too and be able to lead you spiritually.