A Father’s Pride

by Max Lucado

Daily Christian DevotionalGod is being patient with you. He does not want anyone to be lost, but he wants all people to change their hearts and lives. 2 Peter 3:9 (NCV)

[To those who embrace Christ as Savior,] he has promised a new birth.

Does that mean the old nature will never rear its ugly head? Does that mean you will instantly be able to resist any temptation?

To answer that question, compare your new birth in Christ to a newborn baby. Can a newborn walk? Can he feed himself? Can he sing or read or speak? No, not yet. But someday he will.

It takes time to grow. But is the parent in the delivery room ashamed of the baby? Is the mom embarrassed that the infant can’t spell…that the baby can’t walk…that the newborn can’t give a speech?

Of course not. The parents aren’t ashamed; they are proud. They know that growth will come with time. So does God.

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2 Responses to A Father’s Pride

  1. AmyC says:

    FATHER GOD Thank You that You are being patients to me and see me grow in CHRIST. Let me not fall in any temptation but each day draw closer to CHRIST JESUS. Amen!

  2. Douglas R. Dawson says:

    just as children strive to be like their parents,so must i strive to be CHRIST-like so i will be pleasing to my FATHER GOD.this is ongoing process that start at my new birth in CHRIST and ends in HEAVEN.Father God i know i will never be prefect only JESUS was a prefect man,but let me so strive to be as close as i can.amen

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