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Ephesians 4:14–16 ‘Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the  waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the  cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.’ (v14) 

The objective of moving from childhood to adulthood is maturity –  the ability to take care of ourselves and prove productive in the world. Parents miss young adults leaving home, yet were their children to prove incapable of departing, it would be tragic. We all have the ability to mature through learning and experience, both physically and spiritually. There are innumerable perils that seek to shipwreck our Christian faith, and it takes personal resolve and active learning to discover what is true about God’s way of living life, and how we might be best equipped to serve God’s world.

SCRIPTURE TO CONSIDER: Ps. 32:8–11; Isa. 54:11–17; Luke 2:41–52; Heb. 6:1–12. 

AN ACTION TO TAKE: Would you benefit from developing your skill set?

A PRAYER TO MAKE: ‘Lord, I want to learn to be as effective as possible in serving God with my life. Amen.’

Micha Jazz is Director of Resources at Waverley Abbey, UK.