Dear Prayer Partners,
The Christian life is often referred to in the Scriptures as a "walk." Does this evoke a leisurely stroll through the woods or along a beach, peaceful and quiet? Many would dearly love to walk like that! But as those who walk (or run) for health and exercise know, there are times when walking (or running) is no longer interesting or fun. It may be tiresome and exhausting, legs heavy, each step a burden.
The Christian walk may be like exercise. Just putting one foot in front of the other, doing the next right thing, can be difficult. Every part of our being cries out "Unfair! Too painful! I can't do this!" How can we continue our walk?
I once lived on a working farm. At bean-picking time, I stared down 100 foot rows of green beans, the end a million miles away. The sun hot, I was miserable before I started. Eventually I learned not to look at the end of the row, but only at the next bean bush. Picking one bush and then another and then another, I reached the end of the row. Work done!
God's Word tells us in Psalm 119: 105. "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." God gives us enough light to take one step at a time; we need only worry about doing the next right thing, not the path's end.
This month we will study "walking" our walk.
The Board and Staff of
Love in the Name of Christ