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.

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I am a church historian and pastor, but I do occasionally play APBA baseball for fun.
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