Monday, January 27, 2014

Are You Growing Up?

Are you growing up?  Recently I gathered a few of my after school students and showed them photos from the previous year.  They laughed and pointed as they noticed how little they once looked.  They had grown in so many ways and it was obvious.

But how about spiritual growth?  It's not measured the same way.  You can't look at a photo to see the changes.

A Christian's salvation is a work of God alone.  We are saved by grace alone. There's nothing we can do to earn it.  It is a gift of God.  Ephesians 2:8-9 says:

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works so that no one can boast.

Christian growth is a call to labor.  In Philippians 2:12, Paul is addressing the church at Philippi.

Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed - not only in my presence, but now much  more in my absence - continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling.

To continue reading, link over to Laced with Grace.


Blessings and love,

2 comments:

  1. What a GREAT question Friend! LOVE this post and headed over to finish reading..... You are such a great example in the faith.

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  2. I am, but not in the way I would have wanted. I am seeing God reveal my heart to me through His word. Ouch! Then again growing comes with growing pains.

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