Friday, December 23, 2016

Determined to Walk

December 23

Daily Bible Reading: Revelation 14

Verse of the Day: Revelation 14:12 – “Here is the patience of the saints, they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.”

The Christian life is often compared to a marathon that we must run. I like to think of it as an obstacle course. There are many demanding twists, turns, and trials that we must confront and live through.

The Bible makes it clear that we are in a battle. We are the soldiers in the trenches. Most of our battles do not come with fanfare and applause. We fight the good fight (1 Timothy 6:12) on an ongoing basis. Our walk with Christ is one that requires endurance. 

We need to be determined as we face each day. God is our helper, He gives us strength, He provides our way of escape (1 Cor. 10:13). Yet, we must make the decision to follow and obey. As we go through this life, we must intensify our determination to walk in the steps of Jesus.

Prayer: Father, strengthen me. I have good goals to walk as Jesus walked, yet I too often walk the way of the world. Amen.

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