Do Christians need adult-size, baby walkers?

Baby walkers help 
Infants and toddlers 
Move themselves around 
Before they learn 
To walk on their own. 
They're not designed 
As a replacement  
For learning to walk  
And shouldn't be used 
By older children 
Or adults. 

Sometimes Christians need help 
Learning to walk 
In the Spirit. 
Teaching, sermons, 
Rituals, liturgy, 
Programmed meetings, 
Commentaries and studies, 
Can all be helpful, 
But participating in them 
Should never be the goal 
Of the Christian life. 
Those things are tools, 
Like a baby walker, 
To train Christ-followers 
To be lead by the Spirit, 
To listen to and obey 
The resurrected Jesus. 

"Therefore let us move beyond 
The elementary teachings 
About Christ 
And be taken forward to maturity." 

Become always aware
Of the living Jesus, 
The way a driver 
Doing other things
(Conversation, eating, 
Listening to books or music)
Needs to stay
Continually aware 
Of the road. 

This insight 
Can bring your 
Soul's night 
Bright, 
Invisible light.


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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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