Psalms 84:7 – They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion.
A long walk for a whole lifetime often wanes away one’s strength, patience and motivation. It is often seen that many who start well do not finish the course. The long engagement often drains them off the motivation. Considering the experiences of tears, heartaches, disappointments, clouds, darkness and the unexpected attacks from the enemy often challenge our zeal and enthusiasm. The distractions created by the enemy are at times very debilitating. In spite of it all, the child of God keeps walking in full trust in the Lord who has called us and who leads us day by day. When we lack energy, He keeps supplying the necessary spiritual energy for the walk. As the demands for consistency in walk increase, He keeps motivating us through His Spirit. When we go through setbacks, He comes to cheer us up. When we loose hope, He comes to reignite the lamp of hope in our hearts. When we are weary, He is there to give us heavenly bread and water to drink. When we faint, He holds our hands and sustains us on the way. Even as we walk, He helps us to lean on to Him for rest. This is a walk by faith and not by sight. It is victory every step of the way as we are led step by step by the Lord. We walk in His strength each step of the way and go from strength to greater strength. When the going gets tough, the strength poured into our hearts also increases to sustain us and to keep going. It is a walk on Calvary Road and there can be many difficult moments on the way. But we walk in the footsteps of the Master who takes us through the journey to its culmination and will accomplish His purpose till our course is completed.
Dear reader, are you a weary traveler walking on the narrow ways of life? You have chosen this way because of your love for the Lord and want to walk after Him. You may remember that even entering this way was tough as you had to struggle through the narrow and wicket gate. Do you remember how you were compelled by the glory of your destination as you started this journey? Remember how you had to leave all your personal belongings outside and walked all along with full dependence on the Lord! You have willingly denounced the broad way which was close by and was a very attractive option. But the narrow way is full of difficult terrain with dangerous bends and steeps, with tests of faith at every corner and bend. You can see people like Enoch, Elijah, Elisha, Samuel, Gideon, Nehemiah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, John and Paul and many others ahead of you, as their way of walking is a great inspiration for you. But the greatest comfort comes to you from your Lord who is with you. He is teaching you each day to walk in His footsteps. The heavy old rugged cross on your shoulders must be cumbersome and tiring. But you are walking in the strength of your Lord who carries your burden for you. Your load is on His shoulders as well. Not only that, you are also on His shoulders and close to His chest. His hands are around you and His is holding you by His hands. His Spirit keeps energizing you to walk and His words comfort and encourage you. Each day more and more strength is added to you to sustain you on your walk to take you to your destination. Your Lord’s reservoir of energy for your walk will never exhaust and He will replenish you to the brim. Your hope is in the Lord who is your absolute guarantee that you will not be a dropout on the wayside. Today this hope is rekindled and flared up in your heart to keep looking unto Him who is the anchor of your soul and the beacon you can look up to and march forward.Psalms 138:3 – On the day I called, You answered me; You made me bold with strength in my soul. Thought for Today God’s sojourners are guaranteed sufficient divine strength to sustain them every step of the way.