Thursday, February 21, 2008

Life's a Beach

Speaking of walking, my brother was strolling along a Beach in Hawaii last week (as you do!) and has an exciting story that Id like to share with you.

"I went for a walk on the beach in Maui just to pray. Was thinking, 'Gee I never really try to share God with people'. So I kinda just prayed, 'God give me the opportunity to talk to someone about you'. It was one of those prayers that I wasn't really concentrating on, just sorta said it in passing if you know what I mean...

Anyway, I'm walking along and I see a guy sitting on the beach. I just thought... I've got to talk to this guy.

Long story short, this guy was just praying to God for help a minute before I walked up to him. He was an alcoholic, no job, nowhere to live, hadn't eaten in days. Just down and out. So I bought him lunch and some stuff to eat for the next few days before he started a job he had just got a few days later. It was just so cool that I walked up just after he prayed for help... and very cool that God answered my prayer even though It was just one of those 'in passing prayers'."

That, my friends, is what walking with Jesus is about! Its about being in step with God, so you can just offer those 'in passing' prayers. Its about knowing his prompting - when you just know you have to do something. Its about meeting the needs of people around you in real, practical and spiritual ways. Its about being Jesus' hands and feet and joining him in the work that he is already doing.

"And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love." 2 John 1:5-7

"Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did." 1 John 2:6

Those footprints in the sand in Maui remind me of someone's...

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