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Friday, December 28, 2012

We ought to walk in the same way

 Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.
1 John 2:6 ESV

The apostle John certainly gave us words to live by in this statement. If we say we are in Christ we are to walk in His footsteps. The Gospels really do give us a step by step guide on how to walk as Jesus did.

When we read the gospel accounts of Jesus, we are shown how we are to live. We are to; have absolute faith in our heavenly Father, a willingness to do His will, a love for all humanity and a forgiving heart.

We are coming up on a new year. This coming year will give us Lord willing, 365 days to show Jesus to the world. That is a bare minimum of 365 opportunities to effect the lives of those around us like Jesus did. Think of it if we only come in contact with one person a day, that is 365 lives touched by us. Most of us will come in contact with many more than that in the course of a regular day. Everyone of those moments of contact is moment to show Jesus to that person.

So today, let's make up our minds to study those gospel accounts and learn from our master how we are to interact with those that we come in contact with. Let's learn the lessons and apply them daily. Let's walk like Jesus walked.

© 2012 Leo J. Woodman

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