Yesterday I wrote about growing in the Lord. In this world of instant gratification, we want it now. But that not what God’s about it. We do not have the capacity to learn everything instantanously. I do not care how smart you are. No one can absorb all the knowledge of God instantly. We learn precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little. Why can’t I learn like I want? It is very simple. In the learning, we are change into the image and likeness of God. This change can’t happen at once. Do you remember how and when you came to the Lord? Do you remember the pain and suffering you went through just to ask Jesus to forgive you? Now think about magnifying that pain and suffering by 50 fold. Do you think you could bear all that suffering at once? God takes us and changes us a little at a time as we walk with God. It is all in God’s time. How long will that take? To be honest with you, it will take all of your lifetime. This is the journey every Christian go through. We are saved when we go home to heaven. While we are here on earth, we have the promise of salvation. Just as the prodigal son knew that if he got home, he would be accepted back into the family, even if it would be as a servant. Time is short, don’t you think it’s about time to get started?