Yesterday evening Pam and I suffered from what can be an issue for those of us who no longe qualify to be called "spring chickens". We finished working on some projects in the back yard, showered, and then watched a little television with GG before going to bed. When getting off the couch after a little bit, our bodies communicated to us that we had pushed them a bit. And yet, despite the aches and pains, before falling asleep, we spoke of how pleased we were with what we had accomplished and spoke of what came next.
"What comes next?" is the question many a home owner mulls over because the work is never truly done. There is always something to fix, something to improve, something to make the house a little bit more reflection of ourselves. A great motivator is taking the time to sit back and take in the improvements that we have accomplished. This time allows us to reflect on what things looked like and what they look now.
It is the same with our growth in Christ. As we grow in Him, there is always something to fix in ourselves, there is always something we can improve on, and something that each day makes us a little bit more a reflection of Him. It is good to also take stock of our lives and reflect on where we are now as compared to some point in the past. While there will always be room for growth and improvement, we should not neglect being grateful for the growth that has taken place. Yet, our encouraging reflections should always end with the question "what comes next?" There is always something more to do. In reality, the answer is not complicated at all. In Ephesians 5:21-24 [Assuming that you have heard about Him and were taught in Him, as the truth is in Jesus, to put off your old self, which belongs to your former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires, and to be renewed in the spirit of your minds, and to put on the new self, created after the likeness of God in true and righteous and holiness.] What comes next? Each day the answer is the same, growing a little bit more in Him.
Have a blessed Saturday remembering and looking to what comes next.