We all have heroes of faith, people we look up to that are giants compared to ourselves. Many times have I looked at these giants and said I would do anything to be like him or her. It reminds me of teh commentSteve Martin made at the Oscars a few yeras back.
Looking out over the crowd I see that you are all so beautiful, thin and fit. I would do anything to be like you…. Except train more and eat right.
We all know what it takes to be a hero of faith. It takes prayer, worship, lots of time spent with God. Maybe even fasting and meditation. All in all it is an investment of time, a disruption of ordinary life and it takes getting out of our comfort zone.
When Christ urges us to love God with all our heart, mind and strength doesn’t this stand out as a clear direction to seek His face even when it is not convenient. To pray when there is no time and to do anything and everything to get closer to God, to love God even if it does not fit in to our life of ease.
This is why I need spiritual disciplines, to help me take the road less travelled to be the man God has created me to be.