19 Jul Ephesians 4:13, James 1:4

13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.

James 1:4
And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.

We have everything in us to be a mature, perfect Christian. Our problem is believing it. The passage from Ephesians 1 this week is a prayer of enlightenment. Paul shares the blessings he wants us to enjoy. He doesn’t ask for material things, but emphasizes spiritual perception and real Christian character. And the only way we can understand it is to understand that our enlightenment comes from the Spirit. The Spirit reveals truth from His word. Be filled with the Spirit and do regular assessments for your heart to see that He is abiding in you.