"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.