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July 11th, 2009

Ensuring Stability

“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 men in their deceitful scheming.” Eph 4:14 (NIV)

Spiritual maturity will ensure stability.

God blesses the pursuit of spiritual maturity. His strength and stability become evident in the devoted life of the child of God. What are you striving to become? How are you allocating your time and energy? What eternal benefits are you producing by your daily decisions?

We combat three enemies: the world, the devil, and the flesh. These three are anti-God. They are opposed to God’s agenda. God’s purposes do not align with this world’s system. Thus, to become a fully devoted follower of Christ will require a life of resistance. Just like in physical fitness, without resistance there is no growth.

God desires for every believer to grow deeper. Stability comes when you are grounded in God’s Word and anchored to the Rock, Jesus. Instability is the result of spiritual immaturity and lethargy. God wants you to know Him more.

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Phil 3:10 (NIV)

Is your current walk with God characterized by stability? Are you building your life on the deep truths of God’s Word?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Executive Pastor
(This devotional was originally posted in ’07 or ’08. I’m taking a break from writing for a season of personal renewal.)
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Saturday, July 11th, 2009 at 8:03 am
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September 4th, 2007

Stabilized

“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 men in their deceitful scheming.” Eph 4:14 (NIV)

Spiritual maturity will ensure stability.

God blesses the pursuit of spiritual maturity. His strength and stability become evident in the devoted life of the child of God. What are you striving to become? How are you allocating your time and energy? What eternal benefits are you producing by your daily decisions?

We combat three enemies: the world, the devil, and the flesh. These three are anti-God. They are opposed to God’s agenda. God’s purposes do not align with this world’s system. Thus, to become a fully devoted follower of Christ will require a life of resistance. Just like in physical fitness, without resistance there is no growth.

God desires for every believer to grow deeper. Stability comes when you are grounded in God’s Word and anchored to the Rock, Jesus. Instability is the result of spiritual immaturity and lethargy. God wants you to know Him more.

“I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Phil 3:10 (NIV)

Is your current walk with God characterized by stability? Are you building your life on the deep truths of God’s Word?

Pursuing God,

Stephen Trammell
Pastor of Leadership and Pastoral Care

Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 at 1:00 am
Category Stabilized.
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