The road to maturity begins with service. There is a point in your Christian walk where you should go from taking to giving; from consuming to creating. Be mature and start to serve in Gods house. Don't let the little things that trip you up this year, trip you up next year. As in marriage, working through issues now prevents encountering the same problems later.
When you are a baby, someone feeds you. Most Christians stay in the feed me stage and don't experience the growth and journey God wants to take them on. Growth is painful and difficult; it stresses our faith. When you ride on the coattails of someone elses faith you won't have what you need on the inside of you when your storm comes. Our faith in what God says is the only thing that can get us through.
Ephesians 4:16 says He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. Not only are there functional body parts, there are joints and ligaments that are essential for perfect health. Joints supply movement; ligaments supply the connection between bones. Ligaments are the real-deal relationships that hold the body together. Our goal is to build a local body that will work; that can reach our community; that can make a difference. The power of the local body is that in ones weakness the other is strengthened.
Many think I don't know where I fit and use that as a reason to not commit or grow in the body of Christ. The appendix is a useless part of the body. It only gets infected and causes you pain. There is no such thing as an appendix in the body of Christ. Some folks live to be that pain by lashing out when hurting and God can remove that as one has an appendix removed. When an infected appendix is not removed, it infects the whole body ultimately causing death. You can decide to be a part of the functioning body of Christ. When you make that decision you move from immaturity to maturity.
Posted in Churches/Faith/Religion Post Date 06/16/2017