Becoming Like Christ Devotional
Wednesday, 19 April 2017
The Development Of Christ In Us
“Oh, my dear children! I feel as if I’m going through labor pains for you again, and they will continue until Christ is fully developed in your lives.” Galatians 4:19 NLT
We receive the nature of Christ in us when we are born again; the old sinful nature is exchanged for a new nature that’s holy and righteous.
But that doesn’t automatically mean that we become Christ-like when we are born again: the reason why some of us still struggle with sin, addictions, certain beliefs, attitudes and habits, is because Christ, His character, especially; has not been fully developed in us.
Spiritual growth is about becoming like Jesus, and we can not be satisfied until we have truly become like Him. Not by confessing that we are like Him; we must truly become like Him in word, thought and action.
My prayer for you today is that the Holy Spirit will work continually in you until Christ is fully developed in you. Amen.