Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.
(Ephesians 4:15 (NIV))
When you were little, who did you want to grow up to be like?
What was it about that person that made you long to be like them? Were they kind? Were they gentle with you? Could you trust them? Did they always tell you the truth? Did they take the time to simply be there for you when you needed them? Each of us has a person that we looked up to. Each of us has an ideal that was embodied by someone who took the time to love us and be there for us. They placed our desires above their own.
Did you grow up to possess any of the characteristics of the person that you longed to be like? I would safely venture to say that they did have an influence upon you and you did develop some of the very same characteristics that you saw in them.
As a believer in Jesus, do you long to grow up, to mature into being just like Him?
If, as a child, you longed to grow up to be like someone you admired, shouldn’t you now long to grow up to be like someone you admire? It should be our goal to grow up, to mature into being just like Jesus in all that we do. We should strive to persevere in our desires to be like Jesus.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
(James 1:4 (NIV))
Each day we should grow in our knowledge and understanding of Jesus. Each day, we should mature in our faith in Him.
How do you see yourself growing day to day?