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June 2013

The Christian’s journey to Christlikeness may be long, but all it takes is one step at a time, walking in the Word of God, the latest Nine-A-Day blog has said.

     Continuing the 2013 ‘Nine-a-Day’ campaign, initiated by All Soul’s Church, Langham Place, London, and the Langham Partnership, the latest post has drawn on the journey of Abraham from Ur to an unknown land as a metaphor for the Christian life.

     The blog, posted on the ‘Inspiring Christlikeness’ page, said, ‘A Christian life well lived must become familiar with the concept of a journey. The journey reminds us that we are heading somewhere, a place where we will at long last “be like him” (1 John 3:2).

     ‘For that reason, the journey itself does something to us. As we fix our eyes on the goal we slowly start to realise that each step is designed to reshape us, so that we reach our destiny wonderfully reshaped by the journey.

     ‘In one sense those who finish the journey are no different from those who are just beginning — saved and accepted. But in another sense they are very different.

     ‘The journey itself has offered us the opportunity to deepen our commitment to the object of our journey — becoming more like Jesus’.

            The journey ahead helps us ‘internalise that determined and unrelenting walk of faith’. ‘Take the next step and don’t worry about the one that is still a thousand miles ahead of you. We can climb this mountain, if we just learn to do it one step at a time’.



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