All process has a goal.  Growth has the end of maturity in sight.  God’s work in us begins in grace and grace continues in us as a process toward a desired end.  The goal is that we would grow up in love to be mature persons in Christ.  The process of growth is for our transformation.  Father, may we move to maturity following the pattern of Christ Himself.  We need your grace and guidance to make it so. Amen!

“Until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:13 (NASB).