So I bit the bullet, and my Christmas trees and Santa collection are now all packed up and in their hiding places until next November. At least, I thought they were. I get tickled every time I look up and see something that I missed! There’s a Santa picture on the wall behind my chair – I thought I got them all. And then, there’s the Santa and Christmas tree in my aquarium! Right in front of my face – yet, missed. No matter how hard I try – there’s always something else that I missed! I have the same issue with housecleaning or laundry. The “dirty clothes basket” doesn’t stay empty very long, and before the dishwasher can get emptied, there are always dirty dishes in the sink- just waiting. . . There is always something more than needs to be done.
It came to me that as a Christian, we’re the same way. We honestly don’t have to know “everything” before becoming a Christian. We just have to know that we’re lost, and we need to hear, believe, repent of our past sins, confess His sweet name, and be baptized to wash away our sins. But the studying and growing never ends. No matter how many times I read or study a certain scripture, I always gain a new understanding or perspective – it is “new every morning” (Lamentations 3:23). The more we study, the more there is to know. Peter urged us to “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ (II Peter 3:18). We can never sit back and think “we know it all.” Our Christian life must be a continual progression. We’re basically like that airplane – if we stop, we drop! We must “be faithful until death in order to win that crown of life” (Revelation 2:10b).
That’s one of the reasons why I so love my Scripture Writing Schedules. For at least five minutes a day are spent copying and meditating on God’s Word. “Thy Word have I hid in mine heart that I might not sin against Thee” (Psalms 119:11) Is there something more that you need to do? You’ve come too far to let this be as far as you ever get! Simply blessed, Courtney