Christian Maturity: That Everyone Would Become Mature – Colossians 1:28

Christian Maturity: That Everyone Would Become Mature – Colossians 1:28

Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ. (Colossians 1:28)

 

Reflection:

Everyone who knows Jesus as Savior and Lord can and should grow into Christian maturity. Some people think that the deeper things of the Christian faith are for a select few and that most believers will never grow beyond a certain limit. But nothing could be further from the truth! God has given his Holy Spirit to all of us so that all of us could become mature. All that is needed is for us to respond to the movement of the Holy Spirit each and every day, and God himself will guide our progress.

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, guide me in the way of ever-deepening spiritual maturity.

 

Life Application:

Expel from your mind the lie that the deeper things of the Christian faith are for a select few. God wants all of his children to grow into spiritual maturity. God has given you the gift of his Holy Spirit to guide you in this process. So spend some time each day in thoughtful reflection about your spiritual life. Pay attention to the promptings of the Holy Spirit in every circumstance. Consider the trials you face as opportunities for spiritual growth. And take your joy in the confidence of knowing that God himself is watching over you as you progress.