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The Journey

“Happy are the people whose strength is in You, whose hearts are set on a pilgrimage…” ~Psalm 84:5

Webster’s definition of pilgrimage ~ a journey to a place associated with someone or something well known or respected.

As I have been contemplating the above verse, I have been drawn to the words happy, hearts, and pilgrimage. In my quite time this morning, I wrote, “It seems that our hearts naturally desires a pilgrimage.

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A journey with depth, purpose, and meaning. When we deny our hearts the pilgrimage that they long for, life loses its value. Left unresolved, we live life feeling as though we are hamsters on a wheel, drifting from place to place, managing the demands of employers, co-workers, friends, and family.”

The Psalmist recognizes the connection between “heart happiness” and being engaged in the right pilgrimage. Those who have been around me lately have heard me say that the biggest realization over the last 5 years has been that “Joy comes through the Journey.”

Simply commit each day to being apart of the pilgrimage and Christ does the rest. Wow!!! He has blown me away with some of the places he has taken me and some of the situations we have been in together!

“Life is a journey, not a destination.” ~Steven Tyler