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ALL LIVES MATTER

ACRES OF DIAMONDS

ON ASSIGNMENT

HEAVENLY CHOICES

SATAN'S PLOT



THE MUSIC OF LIFE

MY MIRACLE

HOPE AND FAITH

CONFIDENCE IN CHRIST JESUS

Live-streaming

THE WONDERS OF HIS LOVE

SPIRITUAL THINGS

AIN'T NO ROCK

20/20 Vision

PROTECTING OUR BLINDSIDE

HE CHOOSE ME

SEEN AND LOVED BY GOD

TREASURE BOX

SETTLED OUT OF COURT

JESUS KNEW

BASKET OF EGGS

The AGONY AND THE ECSTACY

IT IS A MATTER OF THE HEART

BLIND MEN

STAY IN YOUR LANE

THE MESSIAH'S SEAT

THE SILENT CRY

THE SINFULNESS OF SIN

THE GLORY OF GOD

MORE THAN JUST A BABE

GOD'S GUARDIAN ANGELS

SHAME, OH SHAME, AMERICA

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Signs of Maturity
 

 A Christ centered maturity
Is what God wants for His child.
 No longer ruled by circumstance
Or in worldly ways defiled. 

There comes a time when babes in Christ
Must grow up in the Lord.
Like the prodigal, our consciences
May just need to be jarred.
 
Decisions should be made to not
Speak ill of one another…
Or entertain unrighteous thoughts
Toward a sister or a brother.
 
Does it matter to our Father
When we criticize someone?
When we talk behind somebody’s back
Do we imitate His Son?
 
Even when we feel we’re justified
We cannot harbor hate.
And anger and resentment
Should never dress a Christian’s plate.
 
 Is forgiveness a priority??
For the sake of Christ, must be!!
Didn’t He forgive our every sin
When He died upon that tree? 

Wisdom, knowledge, understanding
Are the true signs of our growth.
It’s a study in the Word of God…
Not just scriptures one may quote.
 
  Maturity can be defined
By truthfulness in love.
The Word cannot be compromised
When directed by The Dove. 

Ask secret sins to be revealed
When seeking our Lord’s face…
Rejoice in His amazing love…
 All His mercy and His Grace.
 
Doris Jacobs-Covington
November 8, 2013
 
~~Dedicated to Elsie~~

 
~~Author’s Note~~
When we ask the Holy Spirit to search our
 hearts and reveal these hidden sins so that we
 may repent, we have begun to mature in the
 spirit. We may stumble in our attitude toward
 others, but when we do, if we repent and
 determine to do better with God’s help, then
 we will begin to pass from “glory to glory as by
 the Spirit of the Lord”.
 
We also grow spiritually when we make a
 commitment to understand the Word of
 God for ourselves, not just to believe what
 others may tell us:
  
The Bible tells us that the Holy Spirit will teach
 us all things, but that we must ask in faith. We
 need to realize that our Bible reading is not
 just a daily exercise, but an opportunity to
 hear from the Holy Spirit through the Word
 of God. Whether reading or listening, it takes
 the Holy Spirit to show us what the true
 meaning of God’s Word is so that we do not
 fall prey to error. 


Matthew 15:11
“Not what goes into the mouth defiles a man;
 but what comes out of the mouth, this defiles a man.”
 
Ephesians 4: 12-15
That we should no longer be children, tossed to
 and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine,
 by the trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness
 of deceitful plotting,  but, speaking the truth in love,
 may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—
 
Proverbs 24:3
Through wisdom a house is built,
And by understanding it is established;
  
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 







SIGNS OF MATURITY


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