Maturity in the Lord is a lifelong process. The heavenly Father will continue to grow His children until He brings them home. Seek the Lord’s wisdom and truth, and ask that He reveal anything holding you back from a beautiful friendship with Him. He wants to walk closely with you all of your days—and for all of eternity.
The rewards of our maturity in the Lord are great. First, our Father removes any spiritual obstacles that impede a close walk with Him. Second, we gain greater intimacy with the Lord and with others. Third, as resentment, fear, and other ungodly attitudes stop draining us, our energy is renewed and serving God becomes a joy instead of a duty. Fourth, regardless of circumstances, we experience spiritual freedom through forgiveness.
All of these benefits lead to deeper fulfillment, peace, and joy. And, maturity in the Lord.
I would like to ask everyone reading my blog to pray today. Pray for the leaders of this great nation we live in. Also, pray for the leaders of other countries around the world.
As you might be aware our President has made comments to the leader of North Korea that could be taken as provocative and in some estimation challenging. North Korea has been flexing its muscle concerning the building and use of nuclear weapons on the United States. That scenario is too horrible to think about.
Nagasaki and Hiroshima Japan are two examples in recent history of the use of nuclear weapons and the mass destruction that resulted. Many people were killed or maimed and the property damage was staggering.
As some of our politicians have said, the best approach to dealing with North Korea is diplomacy. I think the best approach is prayer. Ask almighty God to give wisdom to all the leaders of the world in this great time of tension, stress and need.