- We have those who have been born again for years, growing in knowledge & understanding, applying what they've learned (mature Christians).
- You have those who are learning the Word, realizing they have authority in Jesus name over the enemy, and beginning to see God's purpose for their lives, but are still sometimes led by their emotions and vacillate between being a responsible, mature Christian, and a baby (teenage Christians).
- You have Christians who are just beginning to find their legs in this walk of faith (toddler Christians),
- You have Christians who are just born again and hardly know anything but are alive in Christ and determined to grow (baby Christians).
God loves each and every one of these Christians the same, just like we love our kids at each stage of their lives. It's not like we say to our newborn, I will love you one day when you're all grown up, or to our toddler, I can't believe how many times you keep falling down, I wish you'd just run already! So, we must be patient with one another, realizing we grow line upon line, and precept upon precept, here a little, there a little. Praise our Heavenly Father for all of His children...