Could you imagine how exhausting flying would be? Flap, flap, flap… again and again and again!
Yes, I am sure soaring above the clouds wouldn’t be all bad, it would probably be exhilarating… but I can tell you right now, chances are I wouldn’t last 5 minutes.
Just like flying, following the Lord Jesus is both exhilarating and exhausting.
It’s exhilarating to know Jesus and serve him with your life, but it can also be exhausting as you constantly pour yourself out to love and serve others.
Paul, a follower of Jesus, knows this reality all too well. So he encourages us with these words
2 Tim 2:1 …be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus. [ESV]
He encourages Timothy, a follower of Jesus, to be strengthened by the grace that is found in Christ.
We are saved by this grace when we know Jesus as our Lord and Saviour.
And, we are strengthened by this grace every time we spend a moment with him.
When we listen to Jesus from his word and talk to him in prayer, when we spend a moment with Jesus and focus on him, we are strengthened by his grace.
Just like how a bird is strengthened and continues to fly by a strong wind, so too is a follower of Jesus strengthened and continues to endure by God’s grace.
There is no end to this mighty wind! It’s a tornado of God’s love displayed and sustained through the powerful saving work of Christ!
If God’s grace was enough to save you, it will be more than enough to strengthen you every day.
Fill your life with these precious moments and let God’s grace strengthen you every day.
Why not spend a moment with Jesus right now?