Growing Up

The Scripture says in  Ephesians 4:15  that we should grow in all things.  In today's and tomorrow's devotionals, I want to give you ten areas in which the Bible teaches us we should grow.  I hope you will take time to read each passage and answer the question of whether you are growing as you should in each of these areas.

1.      In  Colossians 1:10  we are told we should increase in the knowledge of God.  You ought to know more about God and His Kingdom this week than you did last week.

2.       Psalms 71:21  tells us we are to be growing in our influence.  I hope I have not reached the pinnacle in my life when it comes to the influence I have for good in the lives of others.  If you call yourself a leader and no one is following you, then you are not influencing them, you are just taking a walk.  You and I need to grow in influence.

3.      In Proverbs 13:11 it says we are to be growing and increasing materially.  I don't know of many who couldn't grow in this area!

4.     Isaiah 29:19 speaks of increasing in joy.  From appearances, some people seem to grow more and more sour as the days go by and have less and less of a sense of humor.  Listen, the more you advance in age, the more your capacity to laugh at life's ups and downs should grow.  

5.      2 Thessalonians 1:3 teaches us that we should grow in faith.  Now faith certainly touches all areas of life; and, hopefully, today you don't freak out like you used to when you are faced with a trial, because your faith has grown and you have tasted and seen that the Lord is good.

In tomorrow's devotion we will complete this list.

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