New International Version (NIV)
Therefore let us move beyond the elementary teachings about Christ and be taken forward to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from acts that lead to death, & of faith in God….
I want to be the seed that falls in good soil, God’s Word, and grows! I am so much more mature today than I was ten years ago. My husband and I talked for two hours last night before bed, and it was a mature conversation filled with insights on parenting, friendships, faith, and the journeys we and others are on. We are far from perfect. I’m a sinner, and he is too. However, we are seeking to become mature together. A life or marriage founded on Christ is not full proof, but it does provide a hope and source of fullness.
We have persevered through life. It has not always been easy. There are times where it would be easier to “take the easy road.” However, it is not on the easy roads that we grow. I love that the dictionary defines mature in terms of plants, animals, and people. God created all things, and it is in nature that I often see his glory and glimmers of grace. Photos above show things of beauty that I saw this month in our home…