The Five Minute Friday word is middle.
Are we there yet?
I hear the voice of my kids in the car of trips long ago. It’s always the same. They want to be there already. Often, we haven’t left the city, let alone the state.
No. We’re not there yet.
I’m like that with my faith. I want to be there already. No struggles with sin. Great, unwavering faith.
I’m not at the very beginning. I’m in the middle of my journey of faith. I don’t know the day I’ll meet Jesus. That day will be my “arrived” day. Until then, I am on the long road of the middle.
What can I do in the middle?
I can enjoy the journey, looking forward to the day I’ll see my Lord face to face.
I can take this time to grow–and invite others to join me.
I can celebrate my faith as it is. Just because I haven’t “arrived” doesn’t mean I haven’t made progress. I have. Those baby steps and big steps are steps. I’m not where I used to be. And that’s worth a yippee. (I forget to look back with the purpose of celebration.)
I’m in the middle, and I’m moving.
What do you do to enjoy, grow, and celebrate your faith?
When I spend time thanking God for his goodness to me, I enjoy the journey.
When I dive into the Bible and allow it to transform me, I grow.
When I look back and remember the things I’ve learned over a day, a week, a year, or over a lifetime, I find lots to celebrate. God taught the Israelites to put down stones of remembrance. My growth in Christ is really a celebration of God’s work in me.
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