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It's a Process, not an Event

Posted by Bryan Choate on

First there was Amazon, then Amazon Prime offering free 2 day shipping and today there is 'Amazon Prime NOW'. If you live in the right city your order can be delivered within 2 HOURS! If that's not fast enough, for an additional fee your order can arrive in 1 hour. (FYI, I looked and it doesn't apply anywhere in Parker County.)

Ever wish there was "Christian Prime NOW" so you could be a mature believer in 2 hours? I would gladly pay extra for the 1 hour version. It would be great to wake up with no doubts, no 'crisis of faith' and the ability to shout 'Hallelujah' at every problem. However, the reality is that growth takes time - it's a process not an event.

2 Peter 3:18 says, "but grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen."

Peter says 'grow in grace & knowledge'.
    
    Knowledge - study of God's Word

    Grace - living out what you learned from God's Word to others

Both are a process and both are equally important.

The phrase "Process not an Event" helps my focus as I deal with life. Things that used to frustrate me are now just 'part of the process'. When I remember the ups and downs are part of my growth process in Him, I can respond differently and move on quicker.

Keep your 'process' in mind next time you are frustrated or disappointed. Remember, following Jesus isn't always easy but it is worth it.

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