I know your deeds, your love and faith, your service and perseverance, and that you are now doing more than you did at first. – Revelation 2:19
To follow Christ over a lifetime requires that we continue to learn and grow, practice and build new habits with each day, month and year that passes. We never start out knowing all there is to understand about serving God. We will never reach a pinnacle of perfection. The best we can hope for or expect is to do a little better than we did the day before.
We stretch our faith, serve others more, manage our finances better, increase our health, and grow our joy in the Lord beyond what we could have imagined yesterday.