Walk the Walk – Putting a walk to your talk

1Welcome. We have big plans for our blog which we’ll be revealing over the days and weeks ahead. Everything start with one step, if you don’t take the first step then you will never reach your goal. So this is the first of many steps. One thing I will tell you right away is that this isn’t just a place where you come to read… although we hope that you will do that. It is a place that will prompt you to take action. Every day (or every other day) we’ll be prompting you to do something. Some of them will be easy and some will be really hard and may take you far away from your comfort zone. The goal is to bring you closer to Jesus.

My wife spends most of her afternoons volunteering at our daughters school. She was walking into the school when she saw and older man with 6 year. The 6 year old was grinning from ear to ear. The man was packing a bunch of things (some coats, toys, etc – see the resource center gives out some things each year) and the little boy was dragging his back pack. The older man told the little one to “pick up your backpack or it will get a hole in it”, but “I can’t” the little one replied ” it’s too heavy”.

Lisa went over to the boy and offered to help. Picking up the backpack she followed the man toward the car. Excitedly the boy said… “Did you see my new shoes?” “Not my old shoes you’re holding but my new ones”, he said pointing to his feet. “They make me run sooooo fast” he said. With that he took off and ran to the end of the sidewalk, turned around and ran back, still grinning from ear to ear.

Tears came to my eyes as my wife told this story to me. The boy wasn’t excited about the toys he got, but was extremely excited about those fast shoes. How often do we take a moment to thank God for the blessings that he has given us…. ? How often do we work on sharing those?

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Today do the following:

Thank God for all the blessings that you have, list them specifically.
Invite someone to attend church with you this Sunday. The Christmas holiday is the only day that many people will come to church.
Do something for someone else without expecting anything in return (do this every day and pretty soon it will become a habbit).

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