Progressing in your faith–even if you don't feel like it.
I’m slowly learning to drive a manual transmission car. My own car is automatic, so I’ve dragged my feet. I know I should learn—it’s a good skill, and necessary to drive my husband’s car. But my car is much easier: I won’t stall or jerk or grind the gears.
Thankfully, my husband gently nudges me to practice. He even found a quiet neighborhood in which to drive around. I’ve gotten a little better each time, always with his loving encouragement from the passenger seat.
The Lord treats us similarly. He doesn’t force us to grow in our walk with Him. He won’t trap us into becoming more like Christ. Instead, as 2 Peter 3:9 says, “The Lord is patient, not wanting anyone to perish” and “the Lord instructs those who fear Him” (Psalm 25:12).
The Lord loves us too much to make us robots. I’m glad I can see His gentle nudges in my life, like my Bible on my nightstand or a reminder to contact an old friend. I can choose to ignore the Holy Spirit’s nudges, or I can step forward in faith, growing closer to Him each time.
- Bringing Easter back from the dead
- 5 ways to pray for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight
- 40 Days of Purpose - A Lent Devotional
- Do You Disciple?
- How to Pray for the Persecuted Church
- Prayer, QT, Devos - Training & Growth
- Fatherly Love
- Devotional: Sour Apples
- How To Handle Pressure
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 35
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 34
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 33
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 32
- Safe in the Middle East
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 31
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 30
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 29
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 28
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 27
- 35-Day Challenge - Day 26