Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 at 12:05 am

Day 2: Time to Grow Up

Ephesians 4:14-16

14Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. 15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

Reflection: Babies can be very cute and sweet but they require a lot of care.  New parents can testify of sleepless nights and endless diaper-changing.  Unable to do anything for themselves, babies rely on others for their every need.  God’s design is that we would not remain as infants forever.  This applies to us both physically and spiritually.  When Christ rose from the dead and ascended into heaven, He gave gifts to His people so that His church, His new body, would grow and be built up in love.

Responding to the Transmitted Message: We are not meant to remain as infants in our spiritual life, wavering back and forth, unsure and uncertain of the truth.  Let’s pray and ask today that God will grow our churches through the power of the Holy Spirit.  Pray that we will be built up in love, that each part would do its work.  Pray for increased transformation in our lives that would lead to real Christian maturity.

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