Have you ever had a day when everyone around you seems to have perfectly manicured hands with shiny, even, fresh-and-white nails? You can't help but look at your nails with a little disgust and self-pity.
By no means is this a product ad for nailcare but...there were a few months recently when I used a product called "REJUVACOAT" by Duri for my nails. It was wonderful. After simply applying it every other day...my nails were stronger, longer and noticibly healthier.
Well, just this week, I was out to lunch with a friend who had those shiny, even, fresh-and-white nails. I looked down to see my splitting, cracking, uneven nails... which reminded me that I was out of the routine!
Why had I stopped? It was working! My nails had never looked so good or healthy! There was no real reason - I just got comfortable with my new healthy nails and forgot that I had been nurturing them.
Then it occurred to me. When I nurture my relationship with God, my spirit is stronger, healthier, closer to God than ever. It is wonderful! But sometimes I get comfortable in that relationship and stop nurturing it with daily upkeep. It's only with time that I notice I'm feeling disconnected, "cracked and uneven"... especially when I see fellow Christians growing and healthy.
My prayer today is to remain focused on my relationship with God - and not get too comfortable in my current stage - forgetting to nurture the relationship to grow in Him. Afterall, His nails made it possible to have the relationship.
Let's grow together, girls!