There is but one way to go from birth, and that is to be all grown-up. It may take some of the same age, height, and weight as others a little longer to get there, but the destination to being all grown-up remains the same. There is a reason that some of similar particulars, features, and ages may take longer to be all grown-up than their seemly similar others. One main reason is that every thing inside each person, as well as everything going in to each person, will have a different cause and effect on each arrival to destination all grown-up. The hope is that the journey for all will remain some what similar, but the expectation is there for some to arrive sooner than others; as advantages and opportunities not available to all, assist to advance some faster beyond what’s similar. And being raised to be all grown-up is not selective, whether it is natural growth or spiritual growth, you don’t just get to choose that to which you will be all grown-up. This is one of the facts of both natural and spiritual life that will help determine how one is being raised to be all grown-up: what’s next is next, and when next comes, it is next; and we don’t get to select. Being Raised To Be All Grown-Up.
The Father wants to be a part of both our natural and our spiritual life; and through one, he hopes that we will allow him to have a cause that will affect both. The natural is no good without the spiritual, especially if you want to have advantages and opportunities come your way that are not just for those beyond what’s similar. It’s one of the main reasons outside of saving our soul from eternal damnation that he so loved us to even have John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” When the Father gave his only begotten Son, this was not just a game changer. No, this changed the way in which the whole game would be played from the beginning to the end; and it changed it hence forth, and forever more for whosoever believeth in him. So whosoever believeth in him, meaning that you have by faith accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior: then you were signed up to start immediately applying to your life, the advantages and opportunities not available to those that do not believeth in him. These advantages and opportunities come to assist in advancing you faster beyond what’s similar. The Father in heaven was well pleased, and he couldn’t wait to get these advantages and opportunities from the Godhead alliance to all of his people so that they too could receive the abundant life. And the Father made sure that this package included all of the members of the Body of Christ: Colossians 2:9, “For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” We that are in Christ, have all of the weapons of the Godhead arsenals that we need dwelling bodily. And what is the body of Christ? The Church. Colossians 1:18-19, “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. 19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” Listen, all fulness of the Godhead dwells bodily, the Church: now let’s play the changed game, and win. Oh, if you need training on the changed game, just let your leadership know it. Your leaders are trained for this kind of spiritual fight. Go, your advantages and opportunities beyond similar awaits you! Being Raised To Be All Grown-Up.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.