Walking the Talk

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It’s relatively easy to talk about the Word of God, isn’t it? Going to church, studying the Bible, memorizing scriptures, talking it up, well, how hard can that be, right? But what happens when the testing comes? Does the talk become a walk, or is the talk just that? A whole lot of talk. I will never forget when my father in Christ teased me about my walking. “What’s the name of your ministry?” he said. “Walk by Faith Ministry,” I told him. “Then you might try doing that,” he laughed. How could I not laugh with him? Well, I haven’t been laughing quite so much recently. Because plenty of testing has come.

So will I walk what I am so good at talking about? My shoes weren’t made for talking. They were made for walking. And, quite frankly, I have grown weary of walking – and stumbling. But it ain’t over until it’s over. And, weary as I’ve been, my feet are refusing to stand still. And, no matter how many times I find myself stumbling – and falling – I know that I wasn’t made to lie broken on the ground. I was made to walk, and not to just walk. I was made to walk – by faith. And I was made to walk by faith – in love. Now there’s a tall order, eh? But God doesn’t call us to do what He doesn’t also equip us to do. If God wants me – and you – to walk by faith in love, then He provides the strength, the power, and most importantly, His love, to do just that. Ready for some walking?

     6Therefore, being always of good courage, and knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord— 7for we walk by faith, not by sight— 8we are of good courage, I say, and prefer rather to be absent from the body and to be at home with the Lord. 9Therefore we also have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. 10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may be recompensed for his deeds in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-10 NASB

“For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness. 6For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.” Galatians 5:6 NASB

“Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God.3And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Romans 5:1-5 NASB

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