I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us. Philippians 3:14 NLT
Yesterday, after pushing “publish” on my Wordless Monday post, a little notification popped up from the WordPress app, letting me know that I’ve published 500 times on my blog.
500 times I’ve shared my faith and my journey and my life with some who I know very well (my Mommy reads my blog!) and some who I have never met (blessings to other WordPress people who follow me!). 500 times I’ve found time, in the hectic pace of life to reflect on my experiences and my relationship with Jesus. 500 times I’ve (hopefully!) managed to touch the life and faith journey of others – encouraged their relationship with Jesus.
This little notification made me smile and made me think. What does it mean, this milestone of 500 posts? Well, it made me think about the good of putting one foot in front of the other, of doing something consistently, even if only for a season. The good of pressing on towards the goal. The good that this blog has brought to my life and to the lives of those who follow it.
Sometimes the best thing we can do is to be consistent. To show up. To put one foot in front of another. To do the thing that we said we’d do. To follow through.
Life is made up of the consistent actions of a person over time. And as a person of faith, the consistent prayers, times spent in worship with brothers and sisters in Christ, the occasions spent in service of others, the gifts given freely and honestly, the little differences made in the lives of others. These things measure up to a life lived in the presence of God.
And that is a very good thing, indeed.
This Lent, may you press on towards the goal. May you live consistently and persistently in the presence of God. And may you be blessed.