by George Snyman
What does Our Father want to do in us and in our churches in this time? We are caring for the most vulnerable children in the poorest villages, and God is using our ministry to shape our characters. As we reach out to the most vulnerable, God reaches out to us. He is interested in our character development – His heart is for us to grow to maturity! Maturity is developed through a renewed mind and tested faith.
Marks of maturity in a believer: 1. Their diet: the Word of God as spiritual food. 2. They practice love and seek to get along with other people 3. They use their gifts to serve and edify one another.
Without relationships we cannot grow spiritually. It is easy to be in unity by yourself - but there is no growth in the lone ranger.
The gospel in two words: Give + Forgive
In Christ we find out who we are and what we are living for - Ephesians 1:11