Thursday, April 21, 2011

Walking With Purpose

"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men...."  Colossians 3:23 (NIV)

It drives my husband crazy.

I don't stroll.

I can't help it.  It isn't in my genes.

You would know it if you've ever been anywhere with me and my mother...or my grandmother, in her younger days.  We walk with purpose...at a brisk pace...no strolling.

So...when my hubby wants a leisurely stroll on the beach or in the neighborhood, I have a hard time. 

In my effort to get in better shape...even if often a feeble attempt, I've been more conscious of the walking that I do in my normal routine...around the house...to the playground, and even in the halls at school...to walk with purpose, to feel it in my muscles, to make it count.

Wow.  I want to apply that to other areas of my life.  My "walk" with the Lord...the time spent with Him...in His Word...in prayer...in praise...in thanksgiving.  In my journey through life with my husband...to honor him, respect him, appreciate him, love him...and stroll with him when he wants.  As I parent my children...to set the example that God would have me set...to love unconditionally...to support...to encourage...to give freely of my time and attention...to share my passion for Christ.  I pray to walk with purpose in my job...in my writing...to be diligent...to be all that God has called me to be.

What about you?  What "muscles" in your life need some purposeful flexing?

Lord, I commit myself to You.  Walk with me.  Help me to walk with passion...with purpose.  Lead me today.  I love You.

 

3 comments:

lynnadavidson said...

I have started this comment a few times now and deleted each one.There is much I would like to say but I'm afraid it would come across as whining.
I admire your zeal for the Lord, and that you have an obvious sense of accomplishment and success.It would be wonderful to have a friend like you in my life as right now I am struggling to find a balance with new demands on me, and not wanting to get discouraged or overly stressed. The Lord is my strength.
Today I will begin following your blog just for your enthusiasm. :)
Blessings in our Lord Jesus.

Kristi Butler said...

Lynn,
Thanks for your kind words.

I would love to hear more from you...and never consider it whining. :) I am praying for you and the new demands.

Have a blessed Easter!

wordwranglernc said...

Girl - you are speaking to me! You are a light, everywhere you go...even on the internet highway! :)