Mile Markers*

As I travel on highways in the United States, I often see the mile markers (numbers) along the side of the roads. I use these markers to know how far I am from a state line, to check my speedometer and sometimes just to watch and make my drive less boring.
I also need mile markers while I travel the “road of life.” I need to know where I am, where I am going, and how far I have come. I remember that my dad told a friend one time, “I am not really a very good Christian. But I am a lot better than I used to be.”
It is important to make progress, to go forward. Do you live better than you did before? Carefully think about your life. Be sure that you are improving. Your prayer life, Bible study, giving of money and your relationship with other people are good mile markers for Christians. Check your mile markers. How far have you come?