Walking with God

Can’t play Army without joining Army

I Wanna Play Army!

Imagine one day you are out on a hike in the woods and, suddenly, deep in the forest you come upon a regiment of US Army infantrymen in the midst of a training bivouac. You seek out whoever is in charge and express your desire to join their “party”. You want to camp out with them; and you want go where they go. Are you surprised when they say, no? Are your feelings hurt when you are told that you don’t belong? Do you go away feeling indignant because, after all, you’re in just as good shape as the best of them, and perhaps even shoot straighter than their best marksman? How dare they say that you don’t belong!! Heck, you even know where the Army / Navy surplus store is to get a great deal on a uniform…

Listen! Everybody knows that you can’t play Army without joining the Army. And so it is in the kingdom of God! To be an heir to the kingdom, one must first become a child of God!

Walking With God

One cannot walk with God without first becoming part of the family of God; and until one comes to know God, it’s impossible to know how to walk with God.

Walking with God begins with trust. But how does one grow to trust God? Walking with God begins with surrender and self-denial…and usually in the home, for if one is not first following Christ in their own home, then where? Walking with God is hard and life is wrought with temptation, struggles, trials, adversity, and tribulation. Walking with God requires constant fellowship with Him in prayer, study, meditation, and teaching through the fellowship of the church. For this reason, no man is able to walk alone, but must walk in fellowship with other believers and willing to be encouraged and, when necessary, corrected.

This page of the website is dedicated to reflections, musings, and ponderings from the experience of success and failure it the striving to walk with God…

      • At Work…
      • At Play…
      • In All Circumstances…for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…

Check out: How Do I Become a Christian?

Check out: The Gospel Message of Jesus Christ

Check out: Training in Discipleship

Check out: Body of Christ (The Church)

Check out: Why Is This Happening You say that you are a Christian. Perhaps for quite some time; or perhaps only since a recent “prayer of salvation”. But nothing has changed. There is no peace. The same sin(s) are repeated and produces the same result. There is still no job or jobs are short-lived. Debt keeps growing, foreclosure looms, bankruptcy is imminent. You’re beginning to ask:Why is this happening…

Check out: A Journal of Joy Joy isn’t a feeling of happiness, necessarily, but a sense of well being- even when things aren’t going well. Joy is both a sense of inner exuberance when things are going well or, when things are not, the sense that God is in control and that at the end of the trial, His purposes have been served. This is an 8-day journey on the experience of the joy of the Lord.

Check out: Believing to The End “Once saved, always saved…it is false teaching, smells like smoke, straight from the pit of Hell!” We heard this statement by a layperson spoken from the pulpit before the congregation go unchallenged by the pastor and never returned to the church. I’d always been taught the doctrine that salvation cannot be lost. This writing discusses the long debate- a debate that has continued since the time of the Book of Acts- about the connection between belief and salvation and whether or not belief is a requirement for the promise of salvation.

Check out: The Organism At Work  Please do not fall into the pit of worksless faith”! Saint Teresa of Avila said,“Christ has no body on earth but yours, no hands but yours, no feet but yours. Yours are the eyes through which Christ’s compassion for the world is to look out; yours are the feet with which He is to go about doing good; and yours are the hands with which He is to bless us now.”   Of what use is this grace gifted us unless from us it is poured into others? Paul says Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:1-3)

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