On any road trip it’s always good to have enough money to pay for your expenses. This is what keeps you going–literally. Without cash we stay home! Or we look for our bank along the way to make a needed withdrawal.
What about our journey on this ancient road? Where are the banks, so to speak, along the way where we can make needed withdrawals if our funds are getting low?
I believe the bank we draw from is the Grace of God. It’s so easy for our journey to become more about checking off our assigned reading for the day, than it is about what we’ve been given. It’s the grace of God that teaches us to say no to ungodliness. It’s His grace that fuels a right motivation to read His Word in the first place. And it’s that same grace that picks us up when we’re tempted to just go home and call it quits.
What’s in your wallet today? Is it full of evidences of God’s grace? Or are you carrying around receipts of regret? May I encourage you to clean out those receipts, make a withdrawal from God for as much as you need to get back on the journey. It doesn’t matter if you’re behind, because God is never late. He’s always right on time, even when we don’t see it.
Only three months left on this year’s journey. Won’t you take a minute to share with us the view out your window? I hear the weather is going to cool down a bit, making our journey all the more enjoyable.