I Declare…Spiritual Growth (Part VI)

I am spiritually mature. I thank God for my current church and for every church I’ve had the privilege to attend. I also thank God for the various Christians who have helped mature me and helped mold me into the person I am today. As a result, I will not be tossed back and forth by the winds of doctrine, by human cunning, craftiness or by their deceitful schemes. Rather, I will be a person who speaks the truth in love and who grows up in every way into Him who is the head of my life – Jesus Christ. 

This is what I believe and boldly and confidently declare! (note: these “I declare” statements work best when confessed out loud)

Ephesians 4:11-16 (ESV) And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, 12 to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. 15 Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.