Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.— Unknown
Bumbling Spiritual Maturity quotations
Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations.
Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God. Some people mature into an understanding of God’s will more quickly than others because they obey more readily; they more readily sacrifice the life of nature to the will of God.
When a person becomes a Christian, he doesn’t just join a local church because it’s a good habit for growing in spiritual maturity. He joins a local church because it’s the expression of what Christ has made him—a member of the body of Christ.
To me, growing into spiritual maturity is becoming less self-conscious and more God-conscious.
Experience life in all possible ways -- good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter. Experience all the dualities. Don't be afraid of experience, because the more experience you have, the more mature you become.
One of the greatest indicators of our own spiritual maturity is revealed in how we respond to the weaknesses, the inexperience, and the potentially offensive actions of others.
Spiritual maturity is not knowing what to do with your whole life, but just knowing what to do next.
Age is no guarantee of maturity.
The proof of spiritual maturity is not how pure you are but awareness of your impurity. That very awareness opens the door to grace.
Christians who neglect the Bible simply do not mature.
Physical maturity is bound to time. Spiritual maturity is bound to obedience.
I believe that used responsibly and in a mature way, the entheogens mediate access to the numinous dimensions of existence, have a great healing and transformative potential, and represent a very important tool for spiritual development.
Spiritual maturity does not mean that we will never make wrong plans.
In fact, spiritual maturity often means having the courage to admit we've made the wrong plans.
Falling in love you remain a child; rising in love you mature. By and by love becomes not a relationship, it becomes a state of your being. Not that you are in love - now you are love.
Spiritual maturity is not reached by the passing of the years, but by obedience to the will of God.
Spiritual maturity is measured not by the sophistication of a person's opinions, but by their genuineness and the courage necessary to express and maintain them.
As we mature spiritually, we exhibit a growing capacity to care for and appreciate one another in the body of Christ, regardless of our differences.
If broken lives and souls are to be healed, it must begin with teaching the practice of the presence... To abide in the presence of the Lord is to begin to hear Him. To follow through on that hearing is to find healing, self-acceptance, and growth into psychological and spiritual balance and maturity.
Spiritual maturity is measured in terms of persevering faith, not perfect behavior
The Bible is the divine means of developing spiritual maturity. There is no other way.
Spiritual maturity is marked by being comfortable with the unpredictability of God.
A spiritual teaching is a finger pointing toward Reality;
it is not Reality itself. To be in a true and mature relationship with a spiritual teaching requires you to apply it, not simply believe in it.
One of the truest tests of spiritual maturity is seeing the miraculous in the monotonous.
The thoughtful believer recalls God's faithfulness in the past when confronted by any new threat. Part of spiritual maturity is strong sense of one's own history.
Journeys at youth are part of the education; but at maturity, are part of the experience.
Bible study is essential to spiritual maturity.
Any mature, spiritually sensitive view of marriage must be built on the foundation of mature love rather than romanticism. But this immediately casts us into a countercultural pursuit.
Real success is gaining the ability to face situations in life with maturity.
No mirror ever became iron again; No bread ever became wheat; No ripened grape ever became sour fruit. Mature yourself and be secure from a change for the worse. Become the light.
So often among so-called "primitives" one comes across spiritual personalities who immediately inspire respect, as though they were the fully matured products of an undisturbed fate.
In spiritual maturity, the opposite of injustice is not justice but compassion.
Those who have matured spiritually, now put service to others at the center of their quest and of their lives.
People are anxious to save up financial means for old age;
they should also be anxious to prepare a spiritual means for old age.... Wisdom, maturity, tranquility do not come all of a sudden when we retire.
Today is a day for sober and mature reflection, not glee.
Mindless celebration is both spiritually inappropriate and politically naive.