Madurez Espiritual

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A medida que crecemos en madurez espiritual nuestro deseo crece hacia la reciprocidad. Queremos tener una contribución, algo que aportar y también queremos crecer en nuestra contribución. A menudo, cuando estamos en las etapas iniciales de nuestro trayecto por la vida buscamos todo y a todos los que harán una contribución por y para nosotros, sin pensar mucho en contribuir. Esto es normal y no debería causar ninguna alarma. “¿Qué hay para mi? Es una expresión de inmadurez, proveniente de una mente y de una perspectiva inmadura.

Dependencia, Independencia, Interdependencia 

En Romanos 1 podemos ver la forma de pensar de Pablo sobre la impartición. Aquí explica que la impartición es, de hecho, mutua. No es algo que el “gran hombre” o la “gran mujer” vengan a hacer, es algo en lo que participamos mutuamente. 

10 Siempre pido en mis oraciones que, si es la voluntad de Dios, por fin se me abra ahora el camino para ir a visitarlos. 11 Tengo muchos deseos de verlos para impartirles algún don espiritual que los fortalezca; 12 mejor dicho, para que unos a otros nos animemos con la fe que compartimos.

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Spiritual Maturity

Esta es una traducción del texto original publicado en Inglés, si deseas leer el texto original haz click aquí: Madurez Espiritual

As we grow in spiritual maturity, our desire grows toward mutuality.  We want to have a contribution, and we want to grow in our contribution.  Often as we are in the beginning stages of our journey, we look for and seek everything and everyone who will make a contribution to and for us, with little thought toward contributing. This is normal and shouldn’t cause any alarm.  “What’s in it for me?” is an expression of immaturity, coming from an immature mind and perspective…

Dependence, Independence, Interdependence 

We can see this in Paul’s thoughts on impartation in Romans 1.  Here he explains that impartation is, in fact, mutual.  It’s not something that the “great man” or “great woman” comes to town to do, it’s something that we participate in, mutually.

10 always in my prayers making request, if perhaps now at last by the will of God I may succeed in coming to you. 11 For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be [h]established; 12 that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other’s faith, both yours and mine.
So much of what we see around us, and even the way things are constructed, in effect locks us into immaturity.  Don’t be alarmed, however, if Jesus is the one you are following, He will lead you on, beyond these things!

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Giving It All

Jeanne Hedrick

(Guest Post from our friend, Jeanne Hedrick) With Coronavirus all around us, it’s hard to turn our minds towards anything else. Consumed by worries we never thought possible before – keeping a safe distance from others, washing our hands after every possible contact with the virus, and wearing gloves and masks when we do have to go out – we are shell shocked by all the changes. How can we adequately approach the Easter season and honor the Lord in the midst of all this turmoil?

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