Walking in His Steps

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The body of Christ (by that I mean the church) is full of spiritually preoccupied Christians.  Somewhere along the way we’ve been sold a bill of goods that busyness is next to godliness, and that we can have all the benefits of righteousness without a deep, intimate relationship with Jesus.  That’s crazy-talk, and it has been around since the time Moses walked the earth.

The writer of Hebrews rewinds to the earliest days of Israel when they were a group of people rather than a territory with boundaries.  God’s power wasn’t a theory.  Think about all that great movie fodder—parting seas, water from rocks, fire on the mountain—all acts of God in Spielberg proportions.  When all those astounding, holy, fantastic moments were happening all around them, the Israelites were sneaking around, worshiping idols, fighting each other, and acting like we often do as Americans.

Simply put, they were stubborn, hard-hearted people.  All they had to do was rest in the reality and power of God.  But they craved to worship their own craft.  They melted gold to make calves.  They complained about the menu.  They hoarded treasures, and they promoted their own treadmill, me-first existence.  In other words, they had Egypt on the brain.  Can you relate to that?  I can.

The pagan culture surrounds us, and we begin to smell like it.  We act like the culture we live in.  We aspire to be successful and we sometimes forget to do what is right.   We get so invigorated by the thought that we could, we don’t stop to ask ourselves if we should. Our heart grows distant.  Our soul cracks open and the world spills out of us.  We become spiritually dull on the inside.

How have we gone astray in our hearts?

Is a strong heart the same as a hard heart?

Do you have idols that you need to show out of the tent so you can have a tender heart toward Jesus?

These are all very tough questions, but questions that we really need to take the time to ask ourselves.  If we don’t, we will find ourselves living ordinary lives in which we do not stand out. Choose to be different.  Choose to stand out in a world of mediocrity.

Choose to walk in the steps God has planned for you in your life.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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