When I was young, I had this idea that once I became a Christian – a "real" Christian – my whole life would change overnight. I would wake up one day to a whole new way of living. I would think different thoughts, desire different things, use different words. I would love everybody and
Of course that never happened, that big conversion day never came. And for a long time that disappointed me. I felt I was failing at being a Christian. Now, however, I'm finally beginning to better understand what a Christian life really is. As Billy Graham says, it’s a process; or maybe more accurately, a progression. It’s recognizing and squarely facing my skirmishes with evil each and every day and winning more and more of them. Raising my winning percentage.
Will I ever bat 1,000 - or even 500? Nope! That’s why we have Easter. But like any discipline, to get better at being a Christian, takes practice, practice, practice – and then some more practice.
A coffee toast to a victorious day!