I wonder where you think you are on that walk? Just set off? Having a rest? Near the end?
Well the letter to the Ephesians says that the good news of the gospel, isn’t that we know the ending, but that we’re already safely over the line and having a comfy sit down!
Paul begins the letter saying ‘The Christian has died and gone to heaven.’
In chapter 2:1 :
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins...
4 But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,
So how does Paul picture the Christian journey? We’ve died and gone to heaven and now we are seated. We’re sat down with Christ in heaven.
Christians are there because Jesus is, and by faith we are connected to Him. And we’re seated, because there's nothing else for us to do. We don't need to move an inch to the left, an inch to the right, we don't have to move an inch forwards or raise ourselves an inch higher: we’ve arrived. The Christian journey means never having to worry ‘Am I going to heaven?’ We're already there!