Daily Devotional January 19, 2023

Because of construction delays on their new home, Pastor Kit and Pastor Leslie have been commuting to our church from Harker Heights.  While I never heard either of them complain, I know it had to be frustrating to have their closing date pushed back time and time again.

Yesterday, the movers packed up the Tomlinson’s belongings and moved them to their new home in Temple. And while I was happy for them, I also felt sorry for them because I know what moving is like.

While I can’t find it in the Bible, I am pretty sure Hell is a move that never ends.

Having said that, while moving isn’t easy, it’s the only way to get to your new home.  The same can be said about our faith.

From time to time, I run into someone who expects being a follower of Jesus Christ should always fun and easy.  They are surprised when there are struggles, temptations, and failures.  There are times when it is difficult.  

Being a Christian is the most rewarding way to lead life but it’s not easy.  Much like the trials and tribulations of moving from one home to another, being faithful is the only way to our true home.  While it’s not always convenient, it’s worth it.

So today, if you find yourself struggling with your faith, remember the big picture.  The effort required to be a Christian is worth it.  It’s the only way home.

Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)

Stay on the narrow road.  You will be glad you did.  I promise.

Prayer:  Dear Gracious Heavenly God, help me always be faithful.  In those moments when I struggle, give me faith, strength, wisdom, and patience.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

This world is not your true home.  Be faithful and one day, you will arrive home.  That will be a good day.

I pray your day is filled with joy and laughter.

Tom Robbins

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