Maturing Faith

Children call each other names;

if wrong, refuse to take the blame.

They make their choices out of fear

instead of knowing Love is near.

They do not know God’s saving grace

nor understand His full embrace.


When we love God with all our mind,

we grow as Spirit does remind

us of our Father’s forgiveness,

His mercy and His tenderness.

God’s great delight is when we see

His lavish love for you and me.


As we mature in Godly love

we keep our thoughts on things above.

There is no punishment in Christ;

He told us this. To be precise,

no condemnation then or now;

adoption – His eternal vow.


While here on earth our lives we pass

in houses that are made of glass.

Thus stones of retribution thrown

will only make our Father groan

as pebbles surely tossed right back

will make our fragile houses crack.


Instead, God furnishes a feast

where love and mercy are increased

inside a house of many rooms

where hearts and minds are fed and bloom.

Now, Father, Son and Spirit three

invite us to The Family.


Therefore, now no condemnation awaits those who are living in Jesus Christ. Who has the authority to condemn? Jesus Christ who died, but more importantly, conquered death when He was raised to sit at the right hand of God where He pleads on our behalf. (Romans 8:1,34)

There is plenty of room for you in my Father’s home. If that weren’t so, would I have told you that I’m on my way to get a room ready for you? (John 14:2)

 And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. (Philippians 4:8)


  1. Oh, Susan. The beauty contained in this post wrapped itself around my Heart bringing tears to my eyes and the hunger I have for more of what is above filled me so prevalent in my Mind. Bless you for this absolutely wonderful Truth. ❤ ❤ ❤


    1. Oh, thank you, Amy. I am filled with joy that it reached deep inside your heart this way. I love you, too, my friend. ❤

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  2. This is beautifully written with such truth! 😍


  3. Therefore, now no condemnation awaits those who are living in Jesus Christ. For that I am .


  4. That’s awesome, Susan. So much there. If we could just follow Jesus instead of projecting all our issues on to Him, and others, what a better world it would be. It all comes down to loving God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and loving others as ourselves (as God loves us).


    1. And blessings back to you, Mel. I am thoroughly enjoying rereading Sonshift, btw, and recommend it to everyone visiting here.

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  5. So well done, Susan. You always challenge me to a higher level of compassion, and I love that! I am so glad our paths crossed here.


    1. Me too, Pete. I pray you are doing well and thriving, my dear brother. ❤


      1. I am, thank you. Improving every day,, slow but sure.


      2. Ah, God is good. 🙂

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