Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


December 20, 2011

As much as Jesus, Paul defines what discipleship is, and how we grow as disciples of Jesus Christ.

For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
                                             --1 Thessalonians 2:11,12 TNIV
There's nothing status quo about those three verbs.  They are caring, but always about moving forward.  Paul even uses the image of a father living the three verbs leading his children to grow up.
Most of you who read Enjoy Life, Enjoy God are grown-ups, but are we growing-up?  My prayer as I write this note five days a week is that it is a tool that God can use to encourage us, to comfort us, and to urge us to grow up into Christ.  Know this, and know that you are loved.
Dale Patterson