Walking the Walk

We can study mathematics forever but if we don’t solve a problem, we will never be a mathematician.  The very same is true for reading a recipe for a cake but we still have to make it.  This is true about riding a bike, swimming and on and on.  It is especially true about being a Christian.  We can read the Bible forever but if we don’t put it into practice in our life, are we still a Christian?  Being a Christian to me means following the teachings of the Christ.  Loving one another, standing for principle (which He always did) and knowing He was the true child of God were just a few of the ways.  Psalm 25:4-5 states “Show me your ways, O Lord, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”  We actually have to put these things into practice in our life.

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Lead us not into temptation

As I have been pondering John 5:30 , it states, “I can of my own self do nothing.”, the thought came to me how easy it is to know all Good comes from God.  What is a little more difficult for me is when I am faced with error, I want to blame myself!  Then I realize that is exactly what the line in the Lord’s Prayer means when it says, “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.”  The temptation is to believe I can ever be separated from God.

By following the teachings of Jesus, and clinging steadfastly to God, I know that evil can never be a part of me or anyone else as I look through God’s eyes.

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