“Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
    whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
    they make it a place of springs;
    the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
 They go from strength to strength,
    till each appears before God in Zion.”


Psalm 84:5-7

Like water running from a stream to the sea, our lives on this earth are constantly in motion. Take a moment to look back at your life and you will see how far you have come, and yet the journey continues. We have definitely grown in stature and maturity, but have we grown in faith, patience and love?


It is only when we know that Heaven is our eternal home that the spiritual strength comes to go through every trial of life and come out stronger. As a child of God, life on this earth is a pilgrimage – where we honour God in each mountain and valley and each season of our lives, and we know that the destination is to be with Jesus forever.


Which season are you in now? There is a beauty in each season when God is involved. Are you in the wilderness looking for an oasis ? There is a pool of water in each dry land. What is the state of your heart? If your heart is on journey of righteousness , then God will impart to you the strength to overcome your difficult situation because it is often when times are hard that we grow the most in our character. Spiritual growth is a function of our obedience to the Word of God especially in hard times.


Ask God for the grace to see your journey through this earth as a pilgrimage, and to honour God in each season, because that is the beauty of this journey to eternity.


“So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, I will do what you have asked.” 1 Kings 3:11-12
God was pleased that Solomon requested divine wisdom to carry out his God-given assignment instead of earthly riches or fame, and blessed him more than he could imagine.
In the same way, God tests our hearts to reward us, to see what we truly seek.”


“However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” Luke 10:20
When the seventy-two disciples returned with joy from their mission, Jesus warned them that the source of their joy should come not from the visible results of the Spirit’s power, but the Holy Spirit Himself, who has sealed for Christ, and written our name in Heaven.”


“As long as you have the gift of life, make sure your spirit is revived and this is something only the Spirit of God can do through His Word, which is spirit and life (John 6:63).

* Oh Holy Spirit, breath of God, breathe in me the breath of God!
* Oh Holy Spirit, through whom all things were created, create in me a new life, a new beginning!.”