11th February 2018 - JOYFUL IN YOUR POTENTIAL

February 11, 2018

Matthew 5:48 says - “Be perfect therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.”
 
Now that sounds like a high bar to get over! “Be perfect”! How is that even possible if it means “sinlessly” perfect for the rest of our lives.
 
I think Matthew means for us to understand that God wants us to grow, for the rest of our lives, to become more and more, like the God who made us; to realise our God given potential.
 
In Philippians 2:12f., Paul helps us understand how we go about reaching that potential.
 
We’re to work out (practice/rehearse it), we’re to be patient and we’re to work hard. 
Sounds easy! 

May God help us to do it, to do those things that help us grow in Christ Jesus.

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