The Spiritual Aquarium
Soul Snack 162/12 ... The Spiritual Aquarium
I met a young man not long ago who dives seeking exotic fish for aquariums. He said one of the most popular aquarium fish is the shark. This young man explained that if you catch a small shark and confine it, it will stay a size proportionate to the aquarium. Sharks can be six inches long yet fully matured. But if you turn them loose in the ocean, they grow to their normal length of eight feet. That also happens to some Christians. I’ve seen some of the cutest little six-inch Christians who swim around in a little puddle. But if you put them into a larger arena--into the whole creation--only then can they become great. ~ Charles Simpson.
Many Christians can be bound by their church as the Chinese bind the feet of their young ladies.
Small sharks, small feet or worse still small Christians are not as God intended. If the spiritual temperature of your church is approaching zero, if the day of uplifting has departed or the glare from the pulpit is as loud as the ritual is repetitive, you may well be in a spiritual aquarium.
Scan your church horizon, look just above its water-line, is it bright and inviting or dark and foreboding?
Remember, Jesus smashes shackles, lifts spirits, releases captives and even empties fish-tanks.
Church is for swimming in an ocean and not drifting in an aquarium.
Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity... (Hebs 6:1) - ... try to excel in gifts that build up the church. (1 Cor 14:12b)
Today's Soul Snippet:
"God answers knee-mail." ~ anon.
ENJOY - Christ's cells