© by Joyce C. Lock
Can You Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk, Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is?
We’ve all heard phrases that challenged us to greatness. But instead of being challenged, what a difference it could make if we challenged ourselves ... if every day we awoke to hopeful expectations; searching for another mountain to climb and obstacle to pass while actually looking forward to the ruff spots (knowing they’ll only help us grow stronger), to be “all that we can be” and then to be totally contented there, to be determined to make a difference and be the difference, to reach out to our fellow man, and to look forward to every breath of life God has given.
We’d soon discover that our entire world had suddenly changed and, when we’d look around to see how such a miracle had happened, we’d find the miracle took place inside.
The purpose of this series is to encourage people to live as loving, compassionate, and peacemaking children of God: Jesus tells us to pray, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10) God tells us through Micah (6:8), "He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justice, to love kindness, And to walk humbly with your God." And we know from Revelation 21:4 that there will be no more mourning, or crying, or pain, or death. Thus, Christian living requires us to set the standards of these conditions here on earth for our fellow human beings, and for the other animals, as a witness to the rest of the world. To do otherwise is not Christian.