Walking uphill isn’t always fun, but it’s great for building strength and endurance. Walking on a totally flat surface is fine, but the greatest benefit from your exercise will come from the uphill portion of your route.  Today’s devotional reminds us that the same is true in our spiritual life. Yay for the gain from those uphill climbs!


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“John Maxwell says everything worthwhile in this life is uphill. He’s right.

You’re not going to build the spiritual muscle and tenacity you need to end up where you’re going if you take the path of least resistance.

I think we’ve grown so accustomed to having an app do the work for us in so many areas of our lives, that we think building up our character works the same way. But there are no apps for building character or tenacity. There aren’t shortcuts. We have to do the hard work of crucifying our flesh, obeying Jesus and going the distance in our race.

Today, choose to be all that God has created and called you to be by choosing the challenging path and daring adventure of where He wants you to go – even if it’s uphill.”

So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” (Hebrews 13:6)


(c) 2017 Christine Caine Used with Permission source: christinecaine.com



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