DID YOU KNOW: When you read in the bible of Jesus going to Jerusalem, you’ll find the word “UP” used over and over again. That’s because Jerusalem is a city set on top of the mountains. So, to get there, you have to go up. So, the journey to Jerusalem is called Aliyah, the ascending. And it was not only because of the physical terrain but also because Jerusalem is the Holy City which has spiritual implications.

In God, our lives are an upward journey to draw us closer to Him. We do this the same way we ascended to Jerusalem. Every day we are given choices. Every choice gives us the chance to go lower, to stay the same, or to go higher. Choose the higher path, even if it’s harder, take the higher step. Let each of your steps be higher than the step before.

TODAY: Let each of your days to be higher than the day before it. On this journey you will grow with God as your life becomes an Aliyah.