Archive for July 2010

Walkin’ the Walk

July 15, 2010

He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.

– I John 2:6

Those of you who have seen me recently are familiar with the “motorcycle incident.” For those of you who don’t know about it, let’s just say I found out the hard way what happens if the front brake locks up on you. The result was me on the ground and the bike on top of me. But, you motorcycle enthusiasts will be glad to know the bike was not hurt. My leg was another story.

I walked a little slower and with a bit of a limp for a few days. As Andy Griffith would say, I had a hitch in my get-a-long.

During that time I went to see the salesman at the dealership where I’m planning to buy my bike and, well, he was walking with a limp too! It seems he had his own “close encounter” with the asphalt a few weeks earlier. As we set out across the showroom floor – him leading the way – it looked for all the world like I was mocking him by limping like he was. I felt it necessary to point out that I was not, in fact, making fun of him but that I had a limp of my own.

He laughed and said he had taken enough heat from the guys he worked with, if I had been making fun of him, he was used to it.

This whole incident reminded me there is One after Whom we are supposed to pattern our walk – Christ. The verse above points out that if we claim to be His child, we should pattern our walk – our daily life – after Him.

Of course, we know that isn’t an easy task, but one well worth the effort. Remember, the closer we are to Him, the easier that walk will be.

Roadkill or Honeysuckle – The Choice is Yours

July 7, 2010

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. – Philippians 4:8

I read a fairly obvious quote recently I felt was so simple, yet so profound. Here it is –

“Vultures seek nothing but dead and stinking carcasses. Humming birds seek the lovliest and sweetest blossoms. Each bird finds what it is looking for.”

That’s so true isn’t it? You never see a hummingbird flying off the carcass of an opossum or other road kill and you don’t see a buzzard sniffing flowers. Yet, each is content where he feeds.

Are there are things you know are vile and offensive, yet you spend time thinking about those things anyway? It’s a choice.

Are there things which encourage you, lift your spirit, lighten your burden and bless others? Think on those things. It is a choice.