It is Time to Grow Up

several bunch of grapes

The telephone rang and as I picked up the receiver my mother in law’s voice rang out, “Your daddy wants to talk to you!” His voice echoed, “Margaret, I’m going away, and I want to you to go to the bank and bring me back one thousand dollars in one-dollar bills.” I awakened abruptly and was a bit puzzled, the dream seemed so real. Just then the Word spoke from the Epistle of Ephesians 4:11-12 (11)” And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;” (12)” For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”
Right now, where you are you maybe encountering much turmoil and experiencing heartaches and pain; do you find yourself being filled with anger and all too often overcome by frustration in your own household. Is it also in your workplace and in the Church? While you are thinking about these questions the Word is speaking and the answer is in it. (13)” Till we all come in the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.” But wait just a minute though, that word just hit me like a thunder bolt. Yes, the dream is much clearer now my father-in-law was letting me know he was making his exit and had given me instructions to grow into full maturity. I hear it, can you hear it, it is time to grow up and come into the maturity in Christ.
Well, my father-in-law has since passed (I miss him greatly) and I have found it to be true, I must grow up. Humbly I knelt in prayer and asked Abba Father to forgive, cleanse me within and bring me into the full maturity of Christ. The next three verses were written on the table of my heart (14)”that we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;” (15)”But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ;” (16)”From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.”
I hear it like the ringing of the telephone; it’s time to grow up! I will never forget those words, “Margaret, I’m going away, and I want you to go to the bank and bring me back one thousand dollars in one-dollar bills.” One thousand means full maturity, one means order or in time. Revelation came to me that maturity is a process and there are no short cuts it must be step by step and in order; for each step will bring you closer to full maturity. I hear it again and it is worth repeating, it’s time to grow up even as you face turmoil, experience heartaches and excruciating pain. The challenges in your home, on your job and yes, in the Church your maturity in Christ will empower you to be victorious over all because you made the decision to grow up!
Much Love to you and continue to stay the course.

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