When the road ahead is bumpy, we learn to walk by faith and not by sight. It looks like the season ahead is bumpy, but we don’t have to walk alone. Like Enoch of old we can learn to walk with God and march into victory!
Growing up is not easy. In fact some people never seem to grow up and nothing is worse than aging without maturing. We are exhorted in the Word, that we should desire the pure milk of the Word, so that we can grow up (1 Peter 2:2). Today we will look at three categories of Christians, designated by John the apostle, according to their maturity levels.
Most people look at prayer and fasting as drudgery, pain, hunger, ‘no food’, etc. If we focus on the Jesus and the ‘gifts’ of fasting we will receive, prayer and fasting can turn into a journey of joyful celebration and intimacy with God.
In Acts 2:42-47 we find a snapshot of what revival looked like at the birth of Christianity as a result of the Gospel message of repentance and commitment to Jesus “cutting to the heart of the early believers”. They were not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ, because it was the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes. In our text for today, Paul reminded the Colossian church that their new lifestyle emanated from who they were in Him.