Continuing the Journey
We have heard of some churches that hold a service very early Sunday morning so the worshipers can get their religious duties over before going out to play golf the rest of the day. It gives them a comfortable feeling to know that their responsibilities toward God have been discharged with a minimum of inconvenience and without hindering in any way the fun of the day.
We would be tempted to smile at this if we did not notice an uncomfortable parallel between that practice and the practice of getting our believing done early so that we might be free thereafter to walk as men. The insurance policy aspect of salvation is very prominent in our times. We pay it up in advance (or allow the Lord to pay it) and from there on we rest in an accomplished fact. The urge to go on is almost wholly absent. This is not good, and it is surely not scriptural. True faith is not an end; it is a means to an end. It is not a destination; it is a journey, and the initial act of believing in Christ is a gate leading into the long lane we are to travel with Christ for the rest of our earthly days. That journey is hard and tired, but it is wonderful also, and no one ever regretted the weariness when he came to the end of the road.
We live [walk] by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
It is by faith we walk and keep on walking. If we sit down, simply stand or fall without getting up, we are not walking. Make progress in your journey of faith today!
Thank You, Lord, I do not walk alone. You are with me. You lead me. By faith I recognize Your presence and follow you.