What’s your motto, creed, purpose statement, or life goal? Do you have one? What is the motivation that drives your every decision throughout the day?
While in high school, I chose Colossians 2:6 as my life verse: “As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him.” That’s my motivation. Allow me to break this idea down to provide you with more of a vision of what this blog is really all about.
I accepted Christ as my personal Lord and Savior at the age of seven while attending church camp. Not only did that decision begin my desire to be involved in children ministry but it also began an incredible journey of my relationship with God. The first major step in life after that was deciding to obey the call to be baptized to outwardly show my identity in Christ. The next major step was also at camp when I chose to dedicate my life to God’s ministry, specifically in the realm of education. There was a big step after graduating high school and choosing to go to a Christian college. After graduating college, I married the girl of my dreams. Grad school followed, then moving to a new state to begin my first teaching job, then came the kids, and finally, I took the step in following the Lord’s leading to be the next administrator of my school. That’s my life in a nutshell, but there is something very important to understand about each of those major steps. They were all dependent on my personal walk with God and the smaller decisions that I made on a daily basis.
After receiving Christ, all believers are charged to do something with that relationship. Paul tells us in Colossians what that relationship is to look like. It’s a walk.
One of the neatest things as a parent is watching the kids progress in their learning how to walk. There are a lot of tumbles, but eventually, they become sure-footed and walk just like everyone else. When was the last time you really had to think about walking? The fact is that we’ve walked so much it has become so natural that we don’t have to think about it. Each step has purpose, and, whether we think about it or not, we move forward.
My relationship with Christ is the most important relationship there is. If I’m not taking time each day to develop that relationship, I’m not going to be able to move forward when those big decisions come my way. Be sure to take time with God on a daily basis. That is the foundation you need to make each day worthwhile. You never know where He might lead next, but you can be sure that you’re on the right track as you continue to…
Walk in Him.