IMMATURE CHRISTIANS-Part Five
Being an Adult
In the last several nuggets we have spoken on individuals being immature in their walk with God. Maybe as you have read these nuggets God has revealed to you some areas of your life where you have lived as an immature Christian. We want to remind you that there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. God is not the author of shame. There is no value in condemning yourself. Instead, ask God to help you to grow in Jesus and He will give you the ability to walk as a mature Christian-to be an adult.
In our last nugget we said it is time to risk it for God. To do whatever God has called you to do. To be whatever God has called you to be. One of the things God calls us to be is a mature Christian. As a mature Christian we will have a strong desire to follow the will of God and to obey His Word. One of the things that God requires of us is to reach others with the gospel of Jesus Christ and to disciple them.
"Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age."
We are to be married to Jesus and to have children by leading people to Jesus. And as we disciple those who come to Christ we disciple them and they then lead others to Christ-so we then have spiritual grandchildren.
So where are you in your journey with God? Have you become a mature Christian who has some spiritual grandchildren or are you still on the bottle, wearing diapers, or maybe starting to hop on the bike and risking it for Jesus? I would encourage you to read the previous nuggets and do a spiritual inventory of your life. Let's all make a choice to be a mature Christian.
Our next nugget is titled Believer or Disciple? Are just a believer in Jesus as your Lord and Savior, or are you a disciple of Jesus Christ. The Father is looking for more than believers, He is looking for disciples of Jesus.
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