Maturity in faith is totally different than maturity
that comes through the world.
Let's talk about the difference between the two. Take a moment to reflect on what think the difference is between maturing into adulthood and maturing in faith.
How Are They Different?
Maturing into Adulthood means you grow up. Little by little you begin to take on the responsibilities of your own life.
You depend on your parents less & less.
Your thoughts & actions move from childish to mature.
Maturing In Faith means you grow deeper in understanding and relationship with Jesus.
Maturing in Faith means you become more dependent you on God. The more you depend on him and recognize his leading, the more mature you are.
Your words & actions move from being overly emotional, tossed to & fro. You learn to maintain the fruits of the Spirit majority of the time. When you don't you turn to God for help.
"So that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ," Ephesians 4:14-15 ESV
The High Way Journal Idea: Blank Journal Pages (In the Back)
Explain the ways you have matured in the last year?
Why is it important for you to keep maturing?
What happens when people don't keep maturing? What would it be like to be an adult that acted like a 13 year old? Write about what that would look like.
What would it be like if you don't keep maturing in your faith?
List the ways people can grow & mature in faith. (Ex: Reading the Bible, Worship, Participating in Church.)
Which of these do you enjoy doing?
Which do you dislike?
Choose one of the things you don't Like.
Ask Holy Spirit to help you grow in this area.
Close your eyes & let him give you a picture of why it's important.
Draw the picture or write words that describe the impressions you receive.
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