Jesus loves me this I know. Debra Wants me this I know. My kids appreciate me this I know. My church encourages me this I know. My Life Group cares for me this I know. Everything else I know, I will share with you.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Grey Hairs shouldn't be Colored

With all of the newer Christians in the church I thought it might be important to share a Five thoughts on what a Mature Christian looks like so that they have something to aspire to and we have something to consider.

1. A Mature Christian Loves Jesus - And EVERY ONE knows it
They know it from your worship, at your work, and the way you carry yourself.

2. A Mature Christian Lives Like Jesus - And EVERY ONE sees it
They see it in your sacrifice and service to others, especially those who are far from God.

3. A Mature Christian Learns About Jesus - And EVERY ONE hears it
They hear it in your conversation. Rather than complaining, they hear you talk about Christ. (Had a GREAT converstation with a young man in the church and he is learning ALOT. By the way, He is a new Christian)

4. A Mature Christian Lets Go Like JEsus - And EVERY ONE feels it
They feel it in the forgiveness on your face and the humility in your heart. Never do they feel bitterness or anger coming from within.  (Luke 6:45)

5. A Mature Christian Lifts Like Jesus - And Every One is Touched by it.
They are touched by the sacrifice of your time, talents and treasures. Your service to the church every week makes a difference in thier lives.

In a world obsessed with looking physically younger, the Church ought to place a HIGH value on those who are Spiritually more mature.

and so the question today is,
"What one thing can I do to mature a little today?"


  1. I continue to need to let go of anger when it occurs. I hold onto hurt when I should turn it over to the Lord. I am trying to grow in this area, but it isn't easy.

    I give to the church what I can, what I feel confident and ABLE to give. Right now, I feel the need to soak up as much as I can. Sound selfish, I know, but I spent so much time away from the church and Jesus that I can't get enough. I also represent Jesus in my other life as a Hospice RN - I give of myself daily in that area, so I feel the need to refresh myself whenever I can. I guess I am still a baby in Christ in so many ways.

  2. Awesome comment, except for the selfish part. Each of us go through seasons where we need to soak more than serve,yet it sounds like your able to do both. I think your more mature than you think.

  3. im finding that is important to forgive immediately so those things don't ever touch my new heart. its hard at first but by constantly calling myself out its becoming more and more natural or Christ is a state of being not unlike in love only greater!!!!