Today’s exhortation – we have come a long way
We are all on a journey in life. Indeed some may be far ahead in the journey but in the end we will all get to the expected end. This is especially demonstrated in the wilderness with the children of Israel. I have heard that the journey from Egypt to the promised land was a two week journey but it took them 40 years to get there. I believe even their delay worked out for their good because God was also doing a marvelous work in them. He had taken them from Slavery into freedom and their mindset had to change. They had to start thinking as sons and daughters and not slaves.
That’s what is going on with us now. Most of us had no concept of The Father’s love for us. We saw Him as an angry God waiting to punish us at every wrong turn. That’s far from His nature. The bible says, For His anger is but for a moment, His favour is for life; Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning. (Psalms 30:5). We have been used to a certain lifestyle but now as one who is born again, we are having to live by the spirit and not flesh. It takes time, so don’t be discouraged when you are not getting to the level you want to. As the scripture says…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;(Philippians 1:6). Enjoy your day.