“The way to Heaven is ascending; we must be content to travel uphill, though it be hard and tiresome, and contrary to the natural bias of our flesh.” — Jonathan Edwards
Our God is not a God who sits still. Jesus was not content to merely meditate inwardly or silently go about His life. Jesus walked, healed, traveled, exorcised, and preached.
And so it shouldn’t surprise us when we find that following Jesus looks a lot like what Jesus did in the first place. We might grow tired and it might feel as though we’ve been going uphill both ways… but in the end we will have won the good fight.