Scripture:   Hebrews (NIV) 6:1   Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, and of faith in God, …

Observation:   It is God’s plan that everyone should be saved, that not a single one should perish.  But God’s also has a plan for those who are saved.  He wants them to grow and mature.  Growth seems slow and is hard to measure from day to day.  However looking back 6 months or a year and seeing how differently we handle difficult situations should show measurable growth. 

Application:  My maturity is important to the Lord.  As God’s Word takes priority in my life, more and more I consider things from God’s perspective.  It should take more to anger me than it did a year ago.  It should not take me as long to say, “I’m sorry.”  Spiritual growth changes my thoughts and vocabulary.  My life is becoming more and more like Jesus and more under the control of the Holy Spirit.  

Prayer:   Lord, help me to grow to be more like you.  Amen 

Pastor Leon
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