Grow like Jesus

NOVEMBER 30TH, 2020      |      God could have shown up as a full-grown, wise adult. Christ could have stormed onto the scene with guns blazing, voice raising, and reign taking. But He didn’t. It was God’s plan for Christ to take the same path into the world as you, and He became your Savior through the same path you have to go through to reach maturity. He grew up! Sometimes you may forget He grew up in a difficult time. Maybe it was because of the difficulties He not only grew physically, but He matured spiritually and grew to lean on His Father. 

How did you grow up? Is God calling you to let go of things that prevent you from growing more? Is He calling you to grow up now, for a reason, for a season? How did Jesus grow up? There has to be a message for you in the life of Christ. God chose the one common experience all share—birth—to bring His Son into this world. That has to mean something. As you wait for the Messiah, Immanuel, God with Us, consider what He did after He arrived.

Grow like Jesus

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

–Luke 2:10-11 NIV

But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”

–Luke 2:10-11 NIV

God could have shown up as a full-grown, wise adult. Christ could have stormed onto the scene with guns blazing, voice raising, and reign taking. But He didn’t. It was God’s plan for Christ to take the same path into the world as you, and He became your Savior through the same path you have to go through to reach maturity.

He grew up! Sometimes you may forget He grew up in a difficult time. Maybe it was because of the difficulties He not only grew physically, but He matured spiritually and grew to lean on His Father. 

How did you grow up? Is God calling you to let go of things that prevent you from growing more? Is He calling you to grow up now, for a reason, for a season? How did Jesus grow up? There has to be a message for you in the life of Christ. God chose the one common experience all share—birth—to bring His Son into this world.

That has to mean something. As you wait for the Messiah, Immanuel, God with Us, consider what He did after He arrived.

Ask God to reveal areas in your life where you may need to grow up.

Follow up with prayer that He will give you the direction and strength to grow up and serve.

Caron Rivera
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