Wednesday, September 16, 2015

A Commitment to Walk

“And I want you to stress these things, so that those who have trusted in God may be careful to devote themselves to doing what is good. These things are excellent and profitable for everyone.” --Titus 3:8b

I walk Lexi three times a day. (My husband walks her once at night, too.) We don’t have a fenced-in backyard, so we can’t just turn her loose. Also, she has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia, so our vet recommended walking as a low-impact exercise that will cause less stress on her joints than running and jumping. Finally, on walks Lexi gets to smell all kinds of different smells, which is mentally stimulating for her. For all these reasons, we do a lot of walking. It’s a commitment we made when we adopted the dog. When we let God adopt us as his children—that is, when we receive God’s grace—we make a commitment to do a lot of walking in faith. In fact, we should be constantly walking in faith: praying, serving, worshipping, learning. We should devote ourselves to doing good. We should always be heading out the door to follow Jesus somewhere. Walking three times a day is excellent and profitable for me and my dog; walking constantly in faith is excellent and profitable for everyone.

Dear God, Help me keep my commitment to do a lot of walking in faith. Amen

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