Commitment…dedication…devotion…faithfulness. Our spiritual growth will show signs of all these things over time. The faith journey is more than a one time decision to invite Jesus Christ into your heart and life…don’t misunderstand me, that is absolutely the right first step. The journey continues from there with a daily giving of ourselves to the will of God for our lives. It is prayer about everything, it is learning to let go of those things we cannot control nor should we try to control. It is about learning to accept the love and forgiveness of God in your heart and mind and then turning outward toward others to share that truth in service and kindness. My prayer is for us all to give of ourselves to Jesus each day. After all, He gave all He had of His life in this world to save us. Amen.
“Then he said to them all: If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.”
(This photo was taken in October of 2018 at City Park in Winterset, Iowa)