“Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus, Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith [giving the first incentive for our belief] and is also its Finisher [bringing it to maturity and perfection]…” Hebrews 12:2, Amplified
Imagine a girl wearing high heels, a short dress, makeup on her face and walking around like a grown woman. Although she looks older than she really is and can fool some people, her mother and father knows her true age. It is the same with us, my sister. No matter how much we try to do all of the things that make us look more mature in our faith, our heavenly Father knows how much we have or have not grown in Him.
Sometimes, we want to look more older in Christ than we really are. But Jesus didn’t come for us to look free, He came for us to be free. He didn’t come for us to look healed, He came for us to truly be healed and made whole by His power. Let us not desire the appearance of growth, but look for God to complete the work He started in us, bringing our faith to full maturity, and causing us to shine bright for His glory.
Prayer: Yes, Father God. You know where I really am. You are truth. Thank you for authoring my faith, and now I ask that you bring it to full maturity. Complete the work you started in me as I yield to your Holy Spirit’s work in my life. Help me to grow in my relationship with you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Philippians 1:6; Psalm 138:8)