In Between

Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 3:18

But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.

In Between

I had the pleasure of running around with my nieces and nephews and their friends yesterday. It was an amazing experience. As I watch them grow up and get older, it’s interesting to see life through their eyes. They’re a lot of fun to hang out with. The kids are at that “in between” stage where they can surprise you with their maturity and insight, while making you laugh out loud at their silly antics. I thank God for being blessed with the opportunity to get to know them better. They help me to stay young at heart.

It’s funny how, every so often, I feel as if I’m in the “between” stage in my relationship with the Lord. At times, I surprise myself with my spiritual maturity, particularly when I’m actually obedient and do what God asks me to do…the first time. Other times, I can’t believe how easy it is to take a step backward, falling into old patterns of behaviour.

The important thing is that we continue to grow, and the good news is that God is with us at every step. We will not always be “in between”. There will be times when we will be amazed at the extent of our progress. Yes, there will be moments when we cry in frustration because things don’t seem to change. Never give up. They will change. One day, we all will be changed into His glory.