Pushing In

For those of you into exercise, your wisdom will clarify today’s thought. Out walking in the morning is always a refreshing lift for the day, particularly the tough part when facing steep hills. At the bottom, whether you are a cyclist, jogger or walker, you make a decision to push into the hill, to increase the intensity of the effort, so that the reward of reaching the top can be truly appreciated.

Sometimes doing this strenuous exercise will really test the commitment, raise the heart rate to dangerous levels and increase the breathing to almost ‘gasp’ status. But what exhilaration lies at the top for your reward! It’s worth the commitment!

It’s so similar to our spiritual journey. There are difficult times. And God asks you to tough it out, but look what is at the ‘top of the hill’.

“Be happy, for when the way is rough, your patience has a chance to grow…then you will be ready for anything, strong in character, full and complete.” James 1:3,4

Today, it’s worth ‘pushing in’ to God!

Bruce Wadd [email protected]

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