Maturing in the ways of God is essential to any believer who wants to walk in the full, abundant life Christ won for us. The Word teaches us that the just shall live by faith (Hebrews 10:38). There is just no way around it, if we are going to inherit the promises of God, or overcome the strategies of the enemy in this life; we are going to have to grow up in God and learn to live by faith. This journey of faith in God, is rewarding only when we allow the truth of the Word to become the final authority of our lives. It's wisdom will teach, strengthen and establish us in God. When we train ourselves to live by its principles, through the work of the Holy Spirit inside us, we will become skilled in knowing what is right and in line with God's will and what is not.

The more time we spend in God's Word, allowing it to renew our minds, it transforms our characters to resemble the nature of God Himself. This way, our lives begin to represent Him and the His kingdom, here on earth. We demonstrate a strength of character and maturity, where we walk in our Godly authority, no longer being bullied by the devil and his tactics, but living in the freedom and fullness of the blessing of God; while fighting the good fight of faith. We are always pressing forward to bring God's life and goodness and love to the world around us. It's time to step it up Christian - determine to grow up in God, and let Christ be formed in you!