Maturity: A “Father’s Day” Reminder. 

Christianity is simply well put in this one scripture by John the Baptist.

John 3:30 (3+30=33) “33” meaning maturity or “perfection”. Where this is obviously a very mature statement.

New International Version

“He must become greater; I must become less.”

New Living Translation

“He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.”

English Standard Version

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

John the “Baptist” and ALL that he represented was the one whom God placed first before Jesus Christ. But John’s placement to forerun The Christ was not about what was right or wrong, but to show order.

For John that was first, made himself last and He that was last was now made first. 

Once again, 

“He must increase, but I must decrease.”

Remain intimate with God, it is our intimacy with God that produces the needed maturity to remain strong in this world.  ALL things in this world will eventually decrease so that He may increase in our lives.

And when the love of God finally overwhelms you, your ministry has begun and may you now share it with the world. 

“By surrendering to God what we love, we will gain it for eternity, but what we try to hold on to in this life will be the very things we will lose.” – MMA

Matthew 10:39 NIV

“Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.”

In the name of Jesus Christ, 

Your brother in weakness, 

Ray Evangelista  

Author: Ray Evangelista, RN

I was born an "Evangelista", I didn't choose to be in the ministry, the ministry chose me. However, I did choose to be a nurse and I have been a nurse for over 20 years and thankful that I can help the sick in some way daily.