September 22, 2017
As I entered a local business establishment recently, a man standing in the check out line caught my attention. “That guy looks familiar to me,” I thought. “Is he a doctor? A salesman? Does he attend a local church where I ministered?”
As I go nearer to him he looked directly into my eyes. Immediately I remembered who he was. He and I attended Bible College classes together nearly thirty years ago. We chatted for a few minutes, sharing some of our recent life’s experiences. We also commented on how quickly the years have gone by and how we both have matured, or aged.
All of God’s children should be “maturing” spiritually as the years go by. There should be a noticeable difference in our attitude and conduct as time marches on. We should becoming more and more like the nature of Christ. That will only happen by simply having a desire to have an intimate relationship with Christ.
- Separate ourselves from the attitude of the world. ( I John 2:15)
- Have a hunger for more of God. (Matthew 6:33)
- We must be willing to learn and listen to obey God’s voice. (John 10:27)
Don’t allow past failure and mistakes to keep you from maturing in Christ. If God has forgiven you, learn to forgive yourself and move forward with Him. God has a plan and a purpose for your life. However, He needs your cooperation. Allow Him to transform you into the person He created you to be. Mature in Christ. Look to the future with confidence and expectation. Celebrate each day!