“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.


“Where we desire vengeance, God pursues mercy. Where we encourage pride, God exalts the humble, where we focus on the outside, God looks at the heart. That is the greatest mystery of all – the God who created us now dwells not in temples built with human hands but within us by faith in our heart. (Acts 17:24).”


“IIf you enter a lift to go to the penthouse of a skyscraper building, how many of you would first press to go to down to the underground car park? No one! Yet, in God’s way of doing things, it is our job to submit and humble ourselves under Him and His job to lift us up in His time and in His way. In other words, humility is God’s lift for elevation.”


“In Matthew 22:21 Jesus said, “So give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s, and to God what is God’s.” What is of God must return to Him. With the Word of God in your heart, you can one day return to Him in the world of glory.”