It Is Seriously Time!
To grow up. This message is for anyone and everyone who has walked this faith walk for a while.
How grown up are we?
Do we still get shocked when “things” happen?
Do we easily disappoint?
Do we lose hope at the slightest of bad news?
In his letter to the church at Ephesus, Paul writes these words!
Grow Up! We shouldn’t be children any longer. Tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness [straying in morality and doctrine] of deceitful plotting. But, we need to speak Truth in love so that we grow up in all things into HIM who is The Head — Christ Jesus. From Whom the whole body [the Church] joined and knit together by what every joint [person] supplies, according to the effective working [action, operative power] by which every part [people] does its share, causing growth of the body [the Church] for the edifying of itself in love! Ephesians 4.14-16
Unity of/in Faith!
As believers in, and followers of, Jesus Christ – crucified, buried, and resurrected – we are called to a higher level of unity. Our unifying bond is JESUS – Him alone. It’s not a method of baptism, it is not whether someone speaks in tongues, it is not the doctrine of predestination or free will, it is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. He alone is our UNITY OF FAITH.
Paul goes on to say we should be different – odd, peculiar, different than those who walk in darkness. Y’all this is powerful stuff – and so relevant for today.
Renewed in Spirit
Yes, I am preaching to the choir but every day, I am growing up. I don’t get (as) tossed about as I used to. I am more settled. I do not get as shocked as I used to get. My maturity grows to new levels each and every day. I’m not where I want to be but I’m closer!
These aborted precious lives never had a chance to grow up.