As Christians, is it our desire and responsibility to “walk the walk”? The walk is not a 5k event, nor is it a waddle, fast paced semi-run or anything else in between. The walk is a meaningful, heart felt way of life. Walking in Christ should not be a struggle, but a lifestyle driven by our belief and love of Jesus Christ. Everything we say and do should be centered around one thing, would Jesus do what we are saying or doing? In order to witness to others we can lead by example, living a Christ centered life, enriched by the total essence of having Christ in our hearts.
The Bible challenges us to “walk by faith, not by sight.” This task is as unnatural as walking with our eyes closed. But the more steps we take, the more comfortable this walk will be come, and the more confident we will be of the destination of our walk. And ultimately that’s what faith is all about.
Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen Hebrews 11:1 NRSV
Some Christians new to their faith, may not be aware of walking the walk. To a non-believer some Christians may come off as hypocrites, simply because a Christian may go to church and then ten minutes later talk badly to or about a neighbor or friend. I’ve heard many non-believers question, “How can a Christian call himself a Christian, go to church and pray, and then treat others with disrespect ten minutes later? Obviously, some Christians have not held themselves accountable, or may have never been taught the walk. Maybe, they were never given the tools to realize it is their responsibility to walk the walk for Christ. How else will other non-believers learn? How else will everyone see, if we do not lead by example? Jesus lead by example, and his followers followed. They fell in love with him and followed his actions and words.
I would describe The Walk or our Faith Walk as a cobblestone pathway. The pathway consists of stepping stones that lead us to heaven, at the end of our faith journey through life. These stones have randomly placed inscriptions on the stones, better known as the Ten Commandments.
1.You shall have no other gods before Me.
2.You shall not make idols.
3.You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
4.Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5.Honor your father and your mother.
6.You shall not murder.
7.You shall not commit adultery.
8.You shall not steal.
9.You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10.You shall not covet.
If you do not feed your soul on God’s word daily, faith can be a hard thing to grasp. God’s word is the tool to our past, present and future. We as Christians rely on reading, living and believing the word of God. This is our greatest test of Faith. We also need to share the word of God with others whenever possible, so others can be lead to Christ and walk by faith.
Enjoy the beauty of life and all God has given us. Christianity is a belief in God. Walking the walk or a walk of faith, is believing in the word of God and leading a faith driven life which is enhanced by following and living the Ten Commandments. Christianity is professing your faith for Jesus Christ and professing that He is our Lord and Savior. For all of this, we are promised the ultimate gift, a life everlasting in Heaven.