After Easter...What Now?

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself... repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things... Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy...
— Luke 24:27

What is the aftermath of resurrection of the Son of God? Have you forgotten Easter already? Or are walking in the newness of life that flows to us out Christ's Resurrection? Today God has a post-resurrection challenge for you to GROW in 4 ways, even as the first disciples above were challenged to grow.

1) You must grow in your understanding of scripture! (v. 27) You should be a serious and daily student of the word, not as an academic seeking information, but as a disciple seeking transformation! Christ opened the disciples eyes to find him in Scripture and He wants to open your eyes as well.

2) You must grow in your worship of Jesus Christ. (v. 52) Your life should revolve around worship both corporate and personal...God has set aside one day in seven to remind us of that!

3) You must grow in your advancement of the mission (v. 47-48) Christ left for us here on earth, which was to be His witnesses...you won't be a witness if you are not in love with Christ, start there!

4) You must grow in your experience of Christian Joy.  (v. 52)   Joy is normative for the Christian life, even in trials and sorrows, otherwise Paul would not have commanded it in Philippians 3 & 4!

In Prayer Today:

Ask God to show you the answer to this simple question: "Am I growing right now as a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ?"