Day in and day out, we take the same roads—to work, to run errands, and to get back home. We take them because they’re the fastest, or most direct, or most convenient routes to our destinations. The focus is on getting where we’re going, and, truth be known, the routine can become mind-numbing.
Perhaps you’re feeling this way about your spiritual journey … you take the same “roads” every day—devotions in the morning, prayers at night, and church services every Sunday. The focus is on fulfilling your religious duty, and, truth be known, the routine has become soul-numbing.
You’re on spiritual cruise control—moving at a steady pace, but no longer engaged in the process. You may wonder now and then why you’re not making as much progress as you’d like or if you’ll ever reach your destination. (“Are we there yet?”) Even the apostle Paul, who wrote two-thirds of the New Testament, was frustrated at times during his spiritual journey and by his growth as a believer. He wrote, “It happens so regularly that it’s predictable. The moment I decide to do good, sin is there to trip me up. I truly delight in God’s commands, but it’s pretty obvious that not all of me joins in that delight.”
Whether you’re on spiritual cruise control and need to be roused from the routine, or you’re in a ditch and need to get back on the road, or you just need encouragement as you travel the “High Way,” this book was written for you.
The journey to Christian maturity and real spiritual depth leads away from error and regret. When you follow the High Way, your “Inner State” will take you toward a fully confident faith, bringing you to a place where you can bless and encourage others.
Let the journey begin …