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Thunderstorms are a common occurrence in many places. They often blow in and sweep through quickly, leaving debris behind. When warned of strong ones, it’s wise to tie down your yard items. The intense winds toss around things that aren’t secured.
The Bible reminds us that the same thing can happen to us. There are all kinds of spiritual storms in life. They sweep through with force and intensity and toss around unsecured parts of our soul. We prepare for them by becoming spiritually solid and secure.
Paul, the apostle, wrote about this in Ephesians 4:13, 14 (NIV) “… until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind …”
To be spiritually solid and secure you must be spiritually mature. Growing up spiritually means that you have learned essential spiritual principles and you consistently seek to live them. It means that you know God’s Word, and recognize ways of thinking that contradict it. It means that you nurture your personal relationship with God through prayer and worship. It means that you are a vital part of a local church, contributing to the health of the body of Christ.
When you’re spiritually mature, you’re solid and secure. It doesn’t mean that storms don’t come. It doesn’t mean that storms never disturb you. It means that you make it through them unharmed!