I’m not much of a gardener nor do I do well with houseplants. I have just a few that I have been able to keep alive over the years. Many times my houseplants just sorta stagnate for years before succumbing to death. What do I mean by stagnate?
Gradually loosing leaves but not replacing them.
Leaves becoming more and more yellow.
Some Christians are like my houseplants. They are stagnant and dying instead of growing and producing fruit.
“The Christian who is always at a standstill,
to all appearance the same man,
with the same little faults, and weaknesses,
and besetting sins, and petty infirmities,
is seldom the Christian who does much good.
The man who shakes and stirs minds,
and sets the world thinking,
is the believer who is continually improving and going forward.
Men think there is life and reality when they see growth.”
Holiness by J.C. Ryle – pp. 103-104
Do you see growth?