Spiritual Growth-Faith expressing itself through Love
JOHN SHIRK – God is passionate about forming godly character within us. He wants us to grow mature in the faith and produce fruit for His glory. His intention to make us holy fills the pages of Scripture in places like Second Peter 1, verses 5 to 7.
“For this reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, love.”
These are qualities that form the building blocks of faith. It is God’s will for our faith to be expressed in love. These qualities are highly effective in representing Jesus to the world. Verse 8 says, “For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
That’s today’s Mission Statement for representing Jesus in the world today.