Random definition - The amplified bible defines maturity of character as "approved faith and tried integrity".
on earth intrigues me and that was Jesus. He walked here among us.
Emanuel, God with us. Wow, for God to desire to be so close to us. See
in the world "royalty" if you will, is separated from the "common"
folk. They don't walk among us. If they do, it's only with individuals
of a certain status. But royalty at it's best, the King of Kings did
not chose to walk with those of high status when He walked the streets
of this earth, no, He choose to walk with the lowliest of lowlies. The
sinners. Yes, He spoke in the synagogue but he also spoke in homes,
outside on mountaintops. He delivered those around Him from disease,
broken heartedness, debilatation, and even the storms that pop up in
life. He made sure those following Him were fed to the full. Why did
people follow Him all day long into the night. Because they didn't want
to miss anything He had to say. Oh that we would be that way today.
Oh that in our busy lives, we would constantly be tugging at Jesus's
hem, to get something from Him. Healing, encouragement, teaching.
Whatever He has to give me, I want it! I don't want to miss it. I've
heard the saying if you want something from the Lord come empty, not
full. If you want God to use your pastor mightily, come to church with
expectation. I love to watch people being used by God. I love seeing
others excited about God in wisdom and truth. Experiencing God using
other is a huge reminder to me that he lives. He lives through you and
me. In order to walk this earth, Jesus had to take on a body. The
gospel of John said the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. Even
today Jesus needs a body to walk among us. That body is the body of
Christ, He does it through the Holy Spirit that lives in each and every