I was exhausted. We had just been through a day long training and testing in order to be lifeguards at the pool for the summer. There were routine aspects of this training that did not seem challenging: CPR, mouth to mouth, water rescue, etc. But the one aspect of the testing I found quite challenging was treading water. A couple of my other teammates found this easier than I, but we all agreed it was the toughest and most demanding aspect of the training and test. Why? Because treading water demands constant activity, attention, and energy.
The same can be said about the Christian life. Why is it so hard to continue to be formed into the image of Christ? Why is the life of holiness so difficult? Tim Challies shares some insight in his article: How to be Conformed to the World.
Enjoy and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lords’ Day.