I heard a preacher preach a sermon once that we should strive to emulate Jesus, not only in his 3 years of ministry, but also in the way he lived before his ministry began on earth.
40… And the child grew and became strong; he was filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him.
52… And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.
Preacher pointed out that Jesus did 4 things.
AND the Grace of God was upon him.
If we are to take heart and wait on the Lord… what do we do while we are waiting? I love that, in God’s economy, waiting is proactive.
After hearing this sermon, I am bombarded with challenges…
What am I doning while I am waiting?
Am I growing in Wisdom? Stature? Am I becoming Strong? Am I praying for God’s Holy Spirit to fill me and be these things through me?
Tough questions. What do you think?