In a world of comfort and luxury, it is so easy to become complacent. Often there may be a tendency to become complacent in our spiritual life too. We may start getting comfortable and begin to settle in a specific routine. Is this really what God wants for each of us? The letter to Hebrews tells us, “we want each one of you to show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope to the very end, so that you may not become sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises” (Hebrews 6:11-12). Did the apostles grow weary of working for the Kingdom of God? No! The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith” (Luke 17:5). Just as the apostles had this eagerness for a strong faith, we too are called to constantly deepen our faith. The apostles have set a beautiful example for each one of us as to how to grow in zeal every single day. However, God is calling each of us to grow to that next-level of anointing!
The moment we decide to choose Christ over this world, we will begin to face trials. It is through such testing that our faith will be refined of all impurities. St Faustina once said, “from the exploding flames of His Merciful Heart, will flow down upon When we, as children of God, come to serve the Lord, we have to prepare ourselves for testing (Sirach 2:1). me power and strength to keep fighting.” When our Lord provides us with the strength to suffer for His sake, our suffering will pass in the blink of an eye. It is through such trials that our faith will begin to grow.
When we fix our eyes on the Cross, God will begin to work in our lives in many different ways. It is when our gaze rests upon Jesus Christ that our sluggishness and lack of zeal will fade away. The moment we decide to settle in our spiritual life, we block the flow of grace in our lives. We are called for so much more! Have we grown in the love of Christ since we first came to know Him? Let us make a firm decision today to recommit ourselves to Christ and not to lag in zeal!
by Feona Pazhuka from Florida, USA