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DO YOU KNOW HOW TO WALK?

Colossians 2:6-7 “6 Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7 having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.”

STEP BY STEP

So many believers forget how to walk.  They truly think that once they ask Christ in their lives, they can just walk wherever and whenever they want.  Not so!  Paul tells us here how to walk.  You have to be firmly rooted, built up in Him, established in your faith, remembering your instruction and overflowing with gratitude.  No wonder so many Christians forget how to walk.

But it’s not that complicated.  We just have to let Jesus do the walking.  If we simply take His hand, He will lead us.  He will help us climb when the path gets steep.  He will steady us when we get weak.  He will whisper in our ear, “You can do this.”

TEACHING MOMENT

Have you ever had to encourage your child while you are on a walk or bike ride?  They start out gang busters.  You try to tell them to slow down, but they are so full of energy and excited.  Before long, they get winded and hot.  Those final few steps or laps are brutal.  You practically are dragging them to the end.  Right?

The next time this happens, refer to these verses.  Remind them that we have to live our Christian lives with discipline and patience.  We can’t run ahead and expect God to just bless us.  We have to stay with Him and allow Him to choose the right path for us.  We have to allow God to tell us when it’s time for a break and rest.  When we do those things, the path is much easier.

Are you tired?  Is your fuel gauge running on empty?  Are you so busy running ahead of God that you forgot He was even on your team?  Stop!  Take a break!  Ask God what it is He wants you to do.

Father, help us to let you lead.  Even when we think we know best, help us to trust You.

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