Monday, May 22, 2017

Maturity

Maturity is marked by a tension of an increasing awareness

* Of the total extent of our brokenness i.e. our persistent tendency to try and be our own god and make life work without God. 

* That we make a very poor god and can not make life, as it should be, work without God. 

While at the same time becoming increasingly aware

* That God's love for us has nothing to do with our brokenness (or "goodness") and has everything to do with Christ being broken for us, 

* Resulting in our increasing love for, trust in and pursuit of God.

Our awareness of this tension between our brokenness and God's complete remedy for it increases as we continue to mature.  

The greatest indication of maturity is not our obtaining perfection but the growing awareness of our imperfection and God's total remedy for it.



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