Recently while visiting a major town I visited the local Wal-mart and there was a lot of activity going on. It was the start of a new school year and mom’s and some dad’s were there buying school supplies for their children. Most had a look of purpose or determination as they were trying to get the correct supplies. I noticed something else in that many had a look of expectation or hope on their faces. Those parents were proud that their child was going to school and no doubt they had great aspirations for them. In seeing those parents with much anticipation I was reminded of something in the Bible. When we call upon Jesus Christ for salvation the Bible says we are born again or a new or from above, (John 3:3-7, 2 Corinthians 5:17). But it is much like a little baby at birth we are not fully grown or mature yet. It is possible if we do not do the right things that we will never mature or have much growth, (1 Corinthians 3:1-3, 1 Peter 2:1-3, 2 Peter 3:18). Our Spiritual maturity has a lot to do with how we live and what we do and what we learn. The sad thing is we do not grow God is disappointed with us, (Ephesians 4:1). Our lifestyle and behavior and character can tell or reveal a lot about us and our growth. See you in Church next Sunday.