Nov 9, 2010

I couldn't help but share this excerpt from morning and evening by charles spurgeon that we read this evening:

"So walk ye in Him" - Col. 2:6

If we have received Christ Himself in our inmost hearts, our new life will manifest its intimate acquaintance with Him by a walk of faith in Him. Walking implies action. Our religion is not to be confined to our closet; we must carry out into practical effect that which we believe. If a man walks in Christ, then he so acts as Christ would act; for Christ being in him, his hope, his love, his joy, his life, he is the reflex of the image of Jesus; and men say of that man, "He is like his Master; he lives like Jesus Christ." Walking signifies progress. "So walk ye in Him"; proceed from grace to grace, run forward until you reach the uttermost degree of knowledge that a man can attain concerning our Beloved. Walking implies continuance. There must be a perpetual abiding in Christ. How many Christians think that in the morning and evening they ought to come into the company of Jesus, and may then give their hearts to the world all the day: but this is poor living; we should always be with Him, treading in His steps and doing His will. Walking also implies habit. When we speak of a man's walk and conversation, we mean his habits, the constant tenour of his life. Now, if we sometimes enjoy Christ, and then forget Him; sometimes call Him ours, and anon lose our hold, that is not a habit; we do not walk in Him. We must keep to Him, cling to Him, never let Him go, but live and have our being in Him. "As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him"; persevere in the same way in which ye have begun, and, as at the first Christ Jesus was the trust of your faith, the source of your life, the principle of your action, and the joy of your spirit, so let Him be the same till life's end; the same when you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, and enter into the joy and the rest which remain for the people of God. O Holy Spirit, enable us to obey this heavenly precept.

I need to live much more closely to this than I do now. and nothing other than our marriage has made me see that more clearly.



Anonymous said...

Larissa, thanks so much for posting this. How convicting and inspiring! It will fuel many prayers these coming days.
Continued grace, peace and joy to you and Ian!
Jan (a sister in Canada who has followed this blog for a while)

Blossoming Branches said...

A very convicting post, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Great reminders.
Wendy in MD

Anonymous said...

I read your blog ... in fact, you are one of the couples that comes to mind whenever I hear the phrase 'covenant marriage'. I follow Lydia Jane's photography blog, and I found y'all when she posted your wedding pictures. So keep it up! :)

God bless,