Scriptural definition of a ‘baby,’ (these are Paul’s words)
And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to infants in Christ. I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able, for you are still fleshly. (babies, infants in Christ) For since there is jealousy and strife among you, are you not fleshly (sinful), and are you not walking like mere men? –1 Corinthians 3:3
Jealousy and strife or striving, keep you from being able to receive MEAT (God’s true word and light), because you are too immature and fleshly/sinful to receive anything else. (If you don’t believe me read the full context of the verse above, or read Romans 13 and 14 or Galatians 4 and 5 for the definition of a true Christian–read the Bible!) Notice, these people who strive are walking as “mere men,” which to me implies that there is another way to walk. Paul would say that would be to walk in the light. Walking in the light is coming into agreement with God. When convicted, we agree, we begin to see things God’s way. From today’s devotional:
If the Spirit of God detects anything in you that is wrong, He doesn’t ask you to make it right; He only asks you to accept the light of truth, and then HE WILL MAKE IT RIGHT. A child of the light will confess sin instantly and stand completely open before God. But a child of the darkness will say, “Oh, I can explain that.” When the light shines and the Spirit brings conviction of sin, be a child of the light. Confess your wrongdoing, and God will deal with it. If, however, you try to vindicate yourself, you prove yourself to be a child of the darkness.
I can guarantee, if you practice this principle of living in the light, open to God, eventually, you will see the change and you will say things like, “If this would have happened before I would have . . . . but now I LOVE. I can’t explain it.”