an excellent day to check our progress.
“So all of us who have had that veil removed can see and reflect the glory of the Lord. And the Lord – who is the Spirit – makes us more and more like Him as we are changed into His glorious image.” 2 Corinthians 3:18 NLT
From the moment we accept Jesus Christ as our Savior and welcome Him into our hearts and our lives, we begin to go undergo change. The rapidity with which individuals change varies from person to person, of course, since we are all different. It is important that we understand and be patient with ourselves. The transition from a life of sin and living for ourselves, to one of living for God and working to learn how to avoid the pitfalls of our pasts can be a difficult one.
No matter where we may think we are as Christians, it is important to each one of us to sit quietly now and again and check our progress on this wonderful path that we have all chosen. We need to give ourselves a spiritual progress report, so to speak.
For those who are new to Christ, it is important because it enables them to see how far they have come. It may be that they still have a long way to go, but that is true for all of us.
For those who have traveled further and longer on the road to salvation, a periodic look back will help to keep us aware of the constant need for prayer, Bible study, fellowship, and worship.
Those of us who think we have matured as Christians sometimes need greater reminders that being like Christ means constantly making efforts to live better lives and have more of a positive impact on those around us.
If nothing else, a periodic progress report will reinforce our progress and give us an opportunity to thank God for keeping us moving in the right direction. Take time to reflect on a regular basis and make sure your relationship with Christ continues to grow and flourish. No matter who we are, or how long we have loved God, a periodic progress report can only benefit our relationship with Him.
Taken from “TODAY IS….A Gift From God”, (C) 2013 Tony Casson