The strident voice over the phone proclaimed her maturity; in the next breath called me immature. Refusing to get caught up in her accusations and pain,I was able to remain calm and wait on the counsel of the Holy Spirit. My desire is to be ever learning, growing and achieving. As children of God we are to take responsibility for our own feelings and behavior. Growing up is a process of learning to walk in love with one another. Enfolded in love, let us grow up in every way and in all things into Him Who is the Head, [even] Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). Your priorities change; your everyday-going-to-work attitude gives way to a glad heart and joyous spirit. You can become a safe place for others who are looking for hope and a way out of their situations.(Read Ephesians 4:15)

Father, I affirm the Lordship of Jesus over my relationships. When I was a child, I talked, thought and reasoned like a child. I am done with childish ways and have put them aside. The blood of Christ, who offered himself without spot to You, Father, purges my conscience from dead works of selfishness, agitating passions and moral conflicts. Holy Spirit, help me grow up in every way, speaking truly, dealing truly and living truly. Jesus is Lord over my spirit, soul and body. Amen

Scripture Reading
1 Corinthians 13:11
I Thessalonians 5:23