Spring is one of my favorite seasons. It’s a season when the grass becomes green again, the trees gain their leaves back, and the flowers begin to bloom. I think spring can relate to a Christian’s life in several ways. It’s the season of growth, birth, and renewal. As a Christian, we should apply each of the three concepts to our life: Rebirth, Renewal, and Growth.
This could be applied to the saved and the lost. If you are lost, all you have to do is trust in Christ as your Savior.
Romans 10:13 says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be saved.” (KJV)
It is simple as that: Call upon Christ to come into your heart and save you. To a Christian this concept can be applied in a different way.
Paul said in I Corinthians 15:31, “I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.” (KJV) I believe that Paul was saying sometimes we tempt ourselves and that we have to say no to ourselves or ‘die to ourselves daily’. If you remember back in Genesis, when Adam sinned, the Bible says that Adam and Eve died spiritually.
I think sometimes we ‘die’ spiritually as well. In order to “stay alive”, we need to be consistent in growing in our relationship with Christ. We can grow as a Christian through spending time with God in prayer, reading His Word, and gathering with fellow believers in church. Being consistent and faithful in these three areas will keep us revived and “alive”.
I think this could be applied in the sense of renewing our faith daily.
II Corinthians 4:16 it says, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” (KJV)
The verses before verse 16 talk about the death of Christ, and that by this occasion, we can renew our spirits daily and ask God for His forgiveness daily.
It doesn’t matter if you have been a Christian for 3 years or 30 years; we can all grow in Christ.
I Peter 2:2 says, “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:” (KJV).
Jonah needed to grow in obedience; David needed to grow in truth; and Zechariah needed to grow in faith. All three were men of God–David was King and “a man after God’s own heart”. Jonah became a preacher, and Zechariah was the father of a wonderful preacher. As a Christian, we can read about these men and how we can apply such attributes to our spiritual life.
Just as when spring comes around and everything seems to come alive and grow in beauty, we too, can become beautiful in our walk with God.
Adrianna Maria – Column: Faith
Adrianna Pena is an 18-year-old senior in high school. She’s a girl who has a passion for writing and a love for her Savior. In her free time, she enjoys reading, blogging, and playing piano. She’s also a major coffee addict!