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Grow in Christ

When my son was young, he was the youngest of cousins that we shared time with. Not only was he the youngest, he was also the shortest. I told him, worry not, I was also a late bloomer. I told him to eat well, and sleep a lot, and then when the time comes, he will sprout into a tall man. Did he ever grow, now he is the tallest in the family, surpassing everyone.

I believe in one summer he grew five inches. I remember he even had leg pain because of all the growing he was going through.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 3:18a

Growing up is hard. It is hard because there is some place you want to be, and you realize you are not there yet. We have goals for the future, but realize at many times, we have so far to go. There is a lot of pain in growth. Nothing new is ever learned without a pit full of failure. Growing demands a lifetime of patience, and suffering through all the twists and turns along the way. Growing means changing. I am not sure if anyone enjoys change. Most of us like the status quo. And why would we want to take this trip of change?

Because Jesus has asked us to. Jesus never leaves us where we are, He has dreams and hopes for all of us. We have places to go, we have things to do, and Jesus wants us to be ready for every glorious event coming our way. Jesus never gives up on us, He knows what we can become, and if we stay committed to His process, we shall see Him one day, face to face.

I like the idea of growth, I can’t wait to see what has God in store for me. I know it won’t be easy, but nothing worthwhile in life is ever easy. Let us continue to strive forward, toward the mark He has called all his chosen people to make. Let’s Go my friends!

Connected to the Vine

-Pastor Danny

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