Growing together in the Spirit of Jesus Christ...

"Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching." - Hebrews 10:25 NIV

Saturday, November 1, 2008

November 1, 2008

Ecological succession

“The gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem
brought about by the progressive replacement
of one community by another
until a stable climax is established”
- web definitions

Once we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior,
our spiritual growth begins
and we are then molded by the Father
into the likeness of Jesus.

This change continues throughout our lifetime
and is a gradual process.

Spiritual growth is summarized here…

“His divine power has given us
everything we need for life and godliness
through our knowledge of him
who called us by his own glory and goodness.
Through these he has given us
his very great and precious promises,
so that through them
you may participate in the divine nature
and escape the corruption in the world
caused by evil desires.
For this very reason,
make every effort to add to your faith goodness;
and to goodness, knowledge;
and to knowledge, self-control;
and to self-control, perseverance;
and to perseverance, godliness;
and to godliness, brotherly kindness;
and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure,
they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive
in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- 2 Peter 1: 3-8 NIV

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