It's great to achieve positive results within the family of God, but we must not take too much credit for being part of that family in the first place
After a while, even babies need to grow teeth and eat something.
If we can recognize little things we do as mini-sacrifices, maybe we can grow into a lifestyle that naturally achieves much bigger things for God.
If our lives are a story, would we be content with what the remaining chapters are likely to contain?
What do we do when a source of strength is no longer available?
Can we actively look forward to growing older when we are grown up, just as much as we did when we were young?
Learning a new skill is a lot more effective when we have something to practice that skill on.
The times of life when it seems we are in the wasteland can be difficult, but they can also provide a chance to step into something better.
Just because adults can eat solid food, doesn't mean that they can't drink milk, too.
If there was more that could be done to live a full and effective life, would we want to know about it?
In a world of microwaves and drive-through windows, plants still grow at their own pace.
Just like in other team activities, we must evaluate whether we are contributing to God's kingdom, or working against other believers.
Let's be honest: Waiting isn't very fun. However, a lot can happen over time, if we are patient (and, even if we aren't).
Whether or not we find joy in the company of another person, there is another sort of completeness - one of faith, shown by deeds - that we can all experience.
While good results often require many tries, we are still called to keep doing our part.
Is there a better way to get along with difficult Christians, other than just gritting our teeth and toughing it out?
Like keeping an eye on household issues, we can track good things too.
Trying to reach God's ideal overnight can be so overwhelming that we don't even start. With God's help, can we start by doing just a little better this week?
While simple lessons and stories are good for those who are young (or new to faith), growth should result in our level of learning becoming deeper.