Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Let’s Go for a Walk

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

The Bible often refers to the Christian life as a walk. It’s an interesting Greek word (peripateo) meaning literally, to tread all around, i.e. to walk at large (as proof of ability), and figuratively, to live, deport oneself, or go be occupied with.

It is a privilege to “walk” with the Lord. At times, our walk may call for a dramatic display of faith, like Noah. “Go build an ark, it’s going to rain,” God told him. Noah had no idea what rain was, especially enough of it to cause a cataclysmic deluge, but he walked with the Lord 120 years for that day to come. That’s quite a walk, don’t you think!

But in all honesty, most of us are not called for such monumental tasks. That’s OK. Our walk is more commonplace: living out godly priorities, and holding to godly values in a culture that will have nothing of God. But I discovered something early on in my walk with the Lord, that as I was faithful in the simple, mundane things of life, God began to entrust me with more to do for Him. And I think He will do the same with anyone — with YOU! — if you just keep walking the walk. 

If you say you believe in Christ, then act accordingly. You are a Christ follower, so follow Him, wherever He leads. Who knows, maybe you’ll end up building an ark!

Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did. 1 John 2:6

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