A Weekend of Walking the Walk

I love my workout shoes. They are UnderArmour, my favorite brand, they're pink and they're gray. They go perfectly with my workout clothes and they fit like glove - only for your feet!

Now, I have to admit that I don't wear them nearly as often as I should. (Translation: I'm not working out as much as I used to.) That's my fault, not scheduling as much time for exercise as I do everything else in my life.

I could still wear my workout shoes and look the part, though. No one would ever know that I wasn't working out every day - it would be easy to play the role of a gym rat. But wearing workout shoes doesn't mean that I'm working out.

This mentality works with my spiritual life as well. I can carry my Bible, be in church every time the doors are open and even write a blog on the Internet. But if I'm not walking the walk, I'm not the only one who would know.

Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. Deuteronomy 5:33

God gave His commands throughout the Bible for a reason - for us to follow. Walking the walk and actually obeying the commands we read takes us from simply wearing the shoes to actually getting a really great workout.

And when we do, we grow, we learn and we change from the inside out. That's how it will be well in our soul, as the verse above says. Just acting out a role won't change anything, but tying up those laces and putting in the work will change everything.

Make this a weekend of making sure you're walking the walk and not just talking the talk.


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