Monday, 13th February 2017: Aspire to mature to the full standard of development in Christ!

 

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 4:14
That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

Reflection: The Apostle Paul informs us that there are people at work to deceive others to fulfill the desires of the satanic kingdom. Such people appear as Christians but in reality they are not. You can only see through who they are and escape their diabolical plans if you have matured into adulthood and the full standard of development in Christ. Much as it is the onus of the true ministers of the gospel to get us equipped on our journey into maturity (Ephesians 4:11-13), their work will not achieve the desired results if we fail to become teachable and obedient to instructions. You therefore have a responsibility to aspire to mature in Christ!. Until this happens, you will remain like a child who is often “tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine’. Do not allow this to happen to you.

Prayer: Oh Lord create in me the deep desire to aspire to develop my character in Christ further.

Confession: Even though the onus is on Pastors to get me matured in christlike character, I also have the responsibility to yield to the process. I aspire to mature to the full standard of development in Christ.

 

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