The “Easy” Part of the Christian Walk (Continued)

I sent an email today talking about the basics of walking with Christ and of dealing with weakness. I thought it was worth sharing with you.

Any of you that are mature in Christ, no matter what your background, will recognize the following as truth. You will also recognize that we all have to be reminded of this regularly, preferably every few days so we don’t lose sight of what we’re doing and begin walking in the flesh.

So here’s the email:

Walking with Christ is a process. Things don’t change overnight. The fact is, we learn to be faithful in little things, and we grow bit by bit until we can be faithful in large things as well.

At the heart of it all is the simple, daily practice of believing God is merciful, of believing that we can come boldly to the throne of grace and find both mercy and grace to help in our time of need because of the blood of Jesus Christ. We begin there, and every day we practice keeping our eyes on spiritual things, on things that are not seen, and on heaven, where Jesus Christ is seated at the right hand of the Father.

In this way, we grow from strength to strength and from faith to faith into the image of the one we long to see.

A friend has often said, “We don’t understand the length of the solution because we don’t comprehend the depth of the problem.” God has a lot to change in us so that we don’t live in the flesh and think with earthly wisdom.

It’s okay to let that process work and to know that his mercies are new every morning.

About Paul Pavao

I am married, the father of six, and currently the grandfather of two. I run a business, live in a Christian community, teach, and I am learning to disciple others better than I have ever been able to before. I believe God has gifted me to restore proper foundations to the Christian faith. In order to ensure that I do not become a heretic, I read the early church fathers from the second and third centuries. They were around when all the churches founded by the apostles were in unity. I also try to stay honest and open. I argue and discuss these foundational doctrines with others to make sure my teaching really lines up with Scripture. I am encouraged by the fact that the several missionaries and pastors that I know well and admire as holy men love the things I teach. I hope you will be encouraged too. I am indeed tearing up old foundations created by tradition in order to re-establish the foundations found in Scripture and lived on by the churches during their 300 years of unity.
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