Monday, April 18, 2011

Growing Up

One Sunday morning the pastor was visiting the first grade Sunday school class. With a bright smile he said to a small child, “Who made you, Jimmy?”

“Well,” he said thoughtfully, “God made part of me.”

“What do you mean that God made part of you?” asked the pastor.

“First, God made me real little, and I growed the rest all by myself.”

God begins a “good work in us” when we accept Christ as our Savior. We are, so to speak, “real little” like Jimmy. But He does not expect us to remain “little.” When God started the process of the new birth within us, He did so with the intention of bringing it to completion - our growing into the likeness of Christ. This is possible because the Holy Spirit lives with us and is willing and able, with our involvement, to let it happen through prayer, Bible study and worship. Come, grow with Him.

Prayer: Lord, may we work with You to grow into Christlikeness, anxiously waiting for Your return. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Scripture: Philippians 1:6 being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

No comments:

Post a Comment