Life in the Spirit – Relational Dynamics

Ephesians 4:15-16 [S]peaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love. (ESV)
Our ability to grow and help others to grow is dependent upon the type of relationship they (and we) are open to. Is someone willing to engage in conversation at all? Is he willing to engage in spiritual conversation? Is she committed to covenant community? Am I being mentored so as to be able to develop the ability to lead others in spiritual growth as well? Think about some of your relationships, and let these questions inform your next step to grow those relationships.