The secret recipe to progress

When it comes to following Jesus we want to make progress. We want to pray more wholeheartedly, serve more freely, love more quickly, and believe more robustly.

We want to see spiritual growth.

So let me share a thought that has been helpful for me: Consistency is the secret recipe to progress.

When we are consistent in our spiritual practices, we are fertilizing our lives with the ways and wisdom of God. And that is something which bears fruit for his glory and for our good!

Think of those disciples in Acts 2:42: “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

They were “devoted” to those things. In other words, it was a consistent way of life. How successful would you be as a gardener if you went about your work infrequently and inconsistently?

I realize that we sometimes get into a funk and that it’s hard to get out. But each new day is just that—new! Call on God for help, pick yourself up, brush yourself off, and proactively live in the ways and wisdom of God.

Consistency is the secret recipe to progress.


Notes:

–My latest podcast is called “Is the persecution of Christians coming to Canada? – A talk with Paul Carter.” Is it coming? What is it? How is it different from losing influence? What advice might the apostle Peter have for us today? I really enjoyed this talk and the powerful insights Paul Carter shares. Click here to listen, or look for ‘The Pulse Podcast with Matthew Ruttan’ wherever you subscribe to podcasts: iTunes (Apple), Spotify, Google Podcasts, Stitcher or TuneIn.

–Bible quotes are from the NIV.

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