Friday, March 15, 2013

Preparing for Easter ~ Mark of Spiritual Maturity


[God...made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus. Hebrews 13:20 MSG
During this season of reflection and renewal, join me, and let's explore the visible evidence that identifies us as faithful followers of Jesus. Can others see Jesus in our lives? ~ Donna Oswalt]


Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another – showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way. Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us. 

How are you growing in Christ? All believers need to grow in faith and knowledge of Christ, trusting Him more and more. God provides for us the Holy Scriptures, which not only reveal Himself to us but also give instruction in the way to love and live as Christ. Without studying the Word of God, we cannot develop spiritual maturity. 

Satan hates Bible Study and loves to discourage us in this area of growth. Do you find it hard to make time for Bible study? Do you find it easy to justify your excuses? These are some of Satan’s efforts. Our intentions to study must be deliberate and reach beyond diversions of all kinds. This demands we choose to study more. Are you hungry and thirsty for the Word of God?
  • Do you have a favorite Bible verse that you can bring to your mind when times are difficult? 
  • How will you search the Bible for truth? Are you afraid your rebellion may be exposed?

Holy One, fill us with the desire to love You more. Teach us how to love and live more like You. With the Word of God, You shape us and grow us into a deeper faith walk. – dho

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