Well, I have lost 15 pounds now. It has been more difficult than I thought, but I have made progress on the weight scale, anyways.
I am not so sure that I have increased my weight on the spiritual scale, and just how would one measure that? I don’t believe it is as simple as setting aside time for prayer and Bible study, important as that may be.
We are, right now, experiencing a difficult trial that is altering once again our family’s course. Though very painful, both my wife and I recognize that the Lord is desiring to use this circumstance to mold us into Christ’s likeness. There is nothing more important.
Therefore, I am willing to be misunderstood, willing to have my reputation marred, and willing to receive whatever else it takes to produce Christ in me. I do not think that I would have had this attitude to our current situation before Jesse’s suffering and death. Does that qualify as increased weight on the spiritual scale? I’ll leave that judgement up to God. I am content with that. He is very merciful, after all.