Somehow you get the impression it all happens at once.
But mostly it’s only catastrophes that happen that way.
What is it you hoped to change, to improve, this new year?
Was it your messy house?
The shedding of pounds?
The removal of a bad habit?
Or the uncovering of truth?
Weight Watchers can tell you, you won’t lose those thirty or forty pounds in two weeks!
The experts can tell you, it takes 21-28 consecutive days to form one small routine into more or less of a habit—and that the best way to remove a bad habit is to displace it by a good one.
And I can tell you, awareness of truth comes like the uncovering of that barn roof, as segment by segment, area by area of what lay obscured warms in the light of His word and the movement of His Spirit, and the masking slides away, revealing more and more of the whole and nothing but.
Anything worth the gain is worth the stick-to-it—and the pain.
One small step at a time.
“And this I pray, that your love may abound still more and more in knowledge and all discernment” (Phl 1:9).
“…We urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God” (1Th 4:1).
“But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory both now and forever. Amen” (2Pe 3:18).