Yesterday, a friend of mine posted one of my favorite quotes on his FB page:
"The safest road to Hell is the gradual one — the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts."
C.S. Lewis, 'Screwtape Letters'
I have never actually read "Screwtape Letters". I have only read bits and pieces of it in articles or in quote form.
This particular piece must be one of the most quoted because it is very familiar to me.
|June 25, 2012|
Yesterday, as I read it, something new occurred to me.
Just as the road to hell is gradual, so is the road towards spiritual maturity. No one becomes a spiritual "giant" overnight - thinking, doing, and desiring Godly things.
The road to glory is full of twists and turns. Yes, it is a narrow path, but it is that, A PATH. It takes time. It takes many small, godly decisions to become a godly person.
|Photo credit goes to my sister!|
Christian, watch yourself.
Are your days leading you on a decline towards defeat in yourself or an ascent towards victory in Christ?
Don't get me wrong. There will be hard times, days, and maybe even years. But, we are going somewhere.
We are becoming more like Christ.
Let us not be fooled into thinking we are on the road to glory when in fact our moments are actually leading us silently towards destruction.
|June 25, 2012|
My friend went on to point something out to me as well. He took it a step further and I love what he had to say too,
"And thankfully God gives us landmarks and 'stones of remembrance' that we might see His faithfulness throughout the course of our lives."