My experience is that the Christian life gets easier every year. We can indeed run and not get weary, walk and not faint. We can mount up on wings like eagles. His yoke is not hard and His burden is light. His commandments are not grievous. Christian living should be a joy. Unfortunately, many sincere Christians' lives are a little more wearisome every year. The abundant life of being more than a conquerer sounds utopian. Their spirituality becomes hard work. Exhaustion from striving in our own strength is very often the result of a sincere Christian's desire to please Christ. In these devotionals, follow me on my journey as I learn to live in the Spirit and not cater to the desires of the flesh. The joy, peace, patience, kindness and other fruit of the Spirit that faded when I became weary have returned as I learned, step by step, to live the extraordinary Christian life that He paid such a high price to give me.