Daily Reflections

Swimming Upstream

September 29, 2022 Yamell Jaramillo

Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may discern what is the good, pleasing, and perfect will of God. —Romans 12:2

Even though I am allergic to seafood, salmon catch my attention. Did you know that they swim upstream? Salmon swim against the current to return to the place where they were born. There they leave their eggs in safer places with greater protection from predators. Our reality is the same: as Christians, we must protect our homes from predators. We must swim against the current and not allow ourselves to be enveloped by the culture and its standards.

The battle isn’t easy, but how good it is to know the battle is the Lord’s! We’re not alone. We can be confident that our God is the One who fights for us, but we must be prepared. The only way to create a firm foundation that won’t move, break, or fall is to make God’s Word our nourishment. Then we will be prepared for what is to come!

Make it Personal

What are ways you choose to go against the current to protect your home—and your faith?