You basically hook yourself up to a harness and to a long rope. To get to the part where you zip line off, you had to walk across two ropes high up in the air. Then the instructor would attach you to the rope. Then you could jump off and zoom down the line!
Zip lining reminded me of persevering through sin. God promises to us that if we continue to resist sin and strive for a righteous life, we will live a completely satisfying life, a life better and more pleasurable than the pleasures we think we will receive from sin. Like walking along the two ropes, it seemed too hard to get through, that sin was too tempting, and that the reward at the end of the line wasn't worth what I had to go through at the present moment.
But what I needed was faith to keep going and that is the same as we face sin. We keep going, even when it's hard and even when it's not something we want to do so that we can receive a greater reward at the end. Sometimes we receive the reward of peace or joy or righteousness but at the end of our lives, after many rides down the zip line, the greatest reward is becoming more like Christ and pleasing Him while receiving ultimate and complete satisfaction in Him.
When sin seems too tempting to resist and you fear you won't make it through life without sin or others will think you are silly for not participating in sinful activities or you might fall, ask God for faith to persevere.
Until Next time,