You know, when it comes to daily living (in our health, spiritual journey, intelligence, or physical conditioning), we need to always keep a conscious check on our progress. We become so easily distracted with the “little things” no matter how big they may seem. We fail to keep the bigger picture in mind – which is not easy – not when you’re dealing with one difficult issue after another. Regarding our faith walk, this is why I believe it’s so important to continue to meditate upon the truths that God has given us. It helps us maintain His perspective about life so that we see things as He does. In fact, when we attempt to see things through God’s eyes (by way of meditating on His truths and praying for His guidance), then we become more like Him, gain and maintain His unique perspective and thereby, PROGRESS in our faith. If God has truly done a work in our hearts, then the fruit of His Spirit will become manifest in our lives:
“. . . love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control . . .”
I don’t know about you, but for me, these particular attributes are what I need on a moment by moment basis to be the best that I can be. The amazing thing is that they come from God! Being tapped into Him means being supercharged to plow through all the daily muck and mire.
Furthermore, it’s the only way that we can keep moving forward – PROGRESSING and not sliding backwards!
My prayer for all of us today is that we keep ourselves “plugged in” to our real Source of strength and wisdom:
- Focus on God’s truth.
- Pray for His strength, wisdom and guidance.
- Decide to consciously follow what He reveals.
- PROGRESS in your faith and move forward!