by Lenny Ports

Evidence of Growth
Lenny Ports
Ephesians 1:15-19

I don’t know about your life, but I think I am accurate when I say that many of us have had grandmothers or great aunts or other relatives that when we visited them growing up that they would say, ‘‘Oh how much you have grown!’’ Or they pinch your cheek and say to your parents, ‘‘he has gotten so big!’’ For me most of my growth back then was sideways rather than vertically! The issue is that grandma hadn’t seen you in several months or years and when she sees you she remembers how little you were the last time she saw you so she can’t help but be excited about it. I had an aunt named ‘‘Tante Dora.’’ Tante is Aunt in German and Dora is not the character from Finding Nemo! Tante Dora was a great German woman. I don’t think I was even related to her, but when we went to go visit her which was like once a year, if that, she would be like ‘‘Oh Lenny, how much you have grown since I last saw you. And she would pinch my cheek and then ask me and my brother and sister if we want some ice cream with SHPRINKLES! The answer was always a resounding YES, hence my horizontal growth!

Such is true with our growth in God. It may not be evident to you but your growth is evident to others, especially those that are older than you.

Ephesians 1:15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power.

Faith in the Lord Jesus
and Love for His people

are 2 evidences that you are g ...

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