Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. (Psalm 145:3)
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. (Job 5:9)
Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. (Isaiah 40:28)
There is a common theme running through these three verses. They illustrate an attribute of God that you may not hear every day: His incomprehensibility. God is incomprehensible. It means that we can never FULLY understand him.
There will never be a point that God will say “I have nothing left to teach you, nothing left to reveal to you about myself, and nothing left to say to you.” Our relationship with God will never settle into the kind of comfortable silence reserved for couples who have been married for 200 years and have nothing left to say to or learn about each other. This means that God ALWAYS has something NEW to say to you. Something NEW to show you. Something NEW to teach you. About him, about you, and about you in relation to him.
How many of us miss out on this because we are stuck learning the very basics of our faith? Or because we lean only on what God has said and not what he’s SAYING?
The author of Hebrews chastised Jewish Christians who struggled with this very thing. “…you are slow to learn. In fact, though by this time you ought to be teachers, you need someone to teach you the elementary truths of God’s word all over again…Therefore, let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity…” (Hebrews 5:11-6:1)
How do we move on to maturity?
1) We read God’s word. Faithfully, as often as we are able. Make it a habit.
2) Pray for God to reveal new things to us as we read and meditate on his word.
3) Study doctrine. I recommend Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem. This will help you to articulate what you believe and will open the door for God to speak to you in a way that is new and powerful.
4) Find a mentor or a coach. Find someone who is further along in their spiritual journey than you, and learn from them. Put yourself under their guidance and leadership. Commit to it and watch yourself grow.
5) Mentor or coach someone else. As important as it is to be coached, it is equally as important to coach someone. Someone relying on you to help them grow spiritually is perfect accountability for you to keep your spiritual growth from stagnating. Plus, it fulfills our great commission from Jesus: “Go and make disciples…”
As it says in Isaiah, “he will never grow tired or weary.” May we, through the Holy Spirit, never grow tired or weary in our pursuit of Him.