Growing up to be like Jesus
I was outside today doing some gardening. While I was weeding and checking on the growth of my favorite plants I started to think about how we as Christ-followers are to grow to be more and more like Jesus.
We can’t make the children we work with be more like Jesus – that is the work of the Holy Spirit. We can, however, pray for our kids.
We can pray that they will come to know and love Jesus. We can pray that they will choose to follow Jesus. We can pray that they will live for Jesus everyday and that they will grow to be more and more like Him! Pray that they will grow in their knowledge and depth of understanding. Pray that they will recognize truth and not be deceived. Pray that they will make choices that are pleasing to God. Pray for them to want to be like Jesus.
Jesus called us to make disciples. The Holy Spirit transforms lives and does that great work of growing us up to more like Jesus. So pray for the kids in your church.
Ephesians 4: 14-15 says “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of men in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ.”