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Walk the Walk

posted Oct 28, 2010, 3:30 PM by Debbie Butler

In Ephesians 4:1 the Bible reads: I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called. In Ephesians 5:1-2 it reads: Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children. And walk in love.

We as Christians know how to talk the talk, but being a Christian is more than being able to talk the lingo. We know just the things to say to sound religious, we know how to raise our hands. We know the right time to say "Amen". We even know when to turn on the tears. The sad thing is too many don't walk the walk. It is not always easy to walk the way Jesus did and love the unlovely. God is interested in the condition of your heart not the eloquence of your speech.

In 1 Corinthians 13 the Bible defines the word love. The amplified reads: Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited; it is not rude and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own right or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, it is ever ready to believe the best of every person. its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails. When nothing else seems to get through to people love never fails.

It's time we as Christians began to walk the walk, the God kind of walk: LOVE. People are sick and tired of hearing the talk, they are looking for the actions behind the words you speak. It's time we begin to let God change our hearts so we can walk the walk and be like Him. Let's walk like Jesus did in demonstration of the power not just the words.

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