This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Colossians 1:10 (NLT)
Today, I am thinking about the importance of not getting stuck on our spiritual journey.
One thing I have noticed from studying the Scriptures is that certain people of God have their names changed over time. For example, Abraham started out with the name Abram, but God eventually gave him the new name Abraham, which means “father of many nations.” Similarly, his wife, Sarai, became Sarah, meaning “princess.”
What was especially interesting to me was that their names changed after they received God’s miracle. In the case of Sarah and Abraham, their names changed following the miracle of Sarah giving birth so late in life.
In other words, their own names no longer seemed fitting for where God was taking them, or for the new blessings He bestowed upon them. This inspires me to keep pressing forward and to keep evolving spiritually, just like Sarah and Abraham.
In my book, Blues to Blessings, the last chapter is titled “8 Suzettes Ago.” By this I mean that I want my spiritual walk twenty years from now to look vastly different than what it looks like today. This means that my spiritual relationship is steadily evolving, the beautiful and the ugly intertwining, producing a completely new version of myself that grows in spiritual depth.
The words that I will cling to are: “The way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as you learn to know God better and better.” Colossians 1:10 (NLT)
Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.
So today, what name best characterizes your spiritual walk?