God has a goal for us. God, through his victorious son Jesus, wants us to build on the foundation of our faith. God wants a miraculous and beautiful house built. It is a house with an innovative architect. It is a house that is stunning beyond believe.
Everything starts with faith. I must believe that Jesus has put me in right standing with God, our heavenly Father.
What are the building blocks built on the foundation of faith?
- Faith – The foundation.
- Good character
- Spiritual understanding
- Alert discipline
- Passionate patience
- Reverent wonder
- Warm friendliness
- Generous love
Jesus wants me to become mature. When I change my mind about Jesus (repent) I am like children. God wants me to grow up and mature.
So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus. Without these qualities you can’t see what’s right before you, oblivious that your old life of missing God’s goal (sinful life) has been wiped off the books.