My 3-year-old friend Grant was showing me his golf swing the other day. He told me that he had been practicing a lot with his plastic club and ball. I asked him if he was getting any better, and he never missed a beat as he took a mighty swing and nonchalantly answered, “Not really.”
We have to wonder sometimes if we are getting any better at following Jesus Christ. We keep going through the motions, “swinging away” at prayer, Bible study, going to church, etc., but are we really making any progress toward Christian maturity?
God expects to see some improvements in our lives. 1 Tim.4:15 says, “Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.”
In what specific way might someone notice that you are making progress in your life with Jesus Christ?