Monday, 14 November 2016

Signs and Symptoms of Spiritual Maturity

“Abstain from all appearance of evil. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:22-23

This scripture tells us that man is not just composed of a body but is made up of a spirit, soul and body and God wants to affect all parts of our being. This is why we must not spend our entire lifetime improving our bodies and ignoring our spirits. We must get to the place where we become spiritually mature Christians.

One symptom of a spiritually mature Christian is his or her ability to bear fruit. We all know that babies cannot have children. It is only at a certain age that we can start reproducing. When you are not mature as a Christian, you do not get involved in making anything fruitful but only play around. You come to church (which is a wonderful thing) but you do not contribute to anything in the church. It is not the length of time you have been in a church that determines your level of maturity but your fruitfulness. The more fruit you bear, the more mature you become.
Signs and Symptoms of Spiritual Maturity
Another important sign of maturity is when you become a teacher (Hebrews 5:12). There comes a time when we must impart the knowledge that we have received to others. We must move from the point where we are only concerned with ourselves (being fed spiritually) to a point where we feed others. This is a sign that you are a teacher and therefore spiritually mature.
Finally, having the fruits of the Spirit within you is a sign of your maturity.The fruit of the Spirit tends to manifest itself in a person when the Holy Spirit has been around them for a while. These fruits include love, joy, peace, long-suffering and more. The more of the fruits of the Spirit you have the more mature you become.

Thank you all for your prayers and support and I pray that the Lord’s will is done through out this campaign. I see us all we all moving from being spiritual babies becoming mature Christians for the Lord.

Blessings!
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