It’s funny really.
We know that a lot of the things we savour in life come at significant cost of effort, time and resources. Whether it’s an invention that is then mass produced for distribution to people who need it or the development of that beautiful baby into a reasonably well-adjusted member of the human race.
We know this. Yet for some reason, we’re looking to make certain things easier and more convenient and as comfortable as possible. We even think that should be applicable to life in faith. If theres anything that life in faith highlights, though, is that it is anything but a life of comfort. Growth does not take place when we’re comfortable.
Recently I was reminded that we look at how we grow and change for the better and it was all steps into the unknown where there are questions and a degree of uncertainty where the learning takes place. Growing in knowing Jesus is exactly done on that basis. The more we know about Jesus and endeavour to walk in His way, the more we know there is to know as we walk along the way. It’s not about presuming that all we know is sufficient and all we know is all there is to know.
As we should always be growing in knowing Him, so that means comfortably accepting life won’t primarily be about our comfort.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden