Growing Children: As adopted children as we drink from the fountain of living water and feast on His word we should see signs of growth in the following:
 Our likeness to God! Matt. 5:45,46,48; Eph.5:1.
Eph.5:1Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children
 Our childlike confidence in God! Matt.6:25-34.
Matt.6:25Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
 Our desire for God’s glory!
Matt.5:16Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
 Our spirit of prayer!
 Our love of peace!
Matt.5:9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
 Our forfiving spirit!
Matt.6:14For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
 Our Merciful spirit!
Luke 6:35But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and to the evil.
36Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful.