Some mornings, on my way to work, I pass women who are power walkers. You know, power walkers, individuals who use every part of their boy in that walk — arms pumping, hips bumping, legs striding, face focused forward — deliberate power walking to build strength or endurance. This effort will produce a physical change that people begin to notice: “Girl, you look fabulous; what are you doing?”
As I thought on the New Year, 2015, I wondered, “Lord, how do I strengthen my witness so that others will see a difference in me and ask “Girl, what are you doing?”
1)Have a Daily Faith Power Walk with Jesus (Luke 9:23) – The results will be seen in your actions, reactions and interactions with others.
2)When two or more individuals power walk, there is not a lot of conversation — the walkers are focused and determined, maximizing their physical effort by minimizing conversation; they have a goal and that is where they put all their energy. The Faith Power Walker must be just as focused as they follow Jesus daily (Philippians 3:13-14). The Faith Power Walker must be just as determined (1 Corinthians 2:2).
3)The individual who power walks dresses lightly so that they are not hindered by the weight of clothes. We Faith Power Walkers must shed some things in order that his or her witness will not be hindered (Hebrews 12:1-2, Colossians 3:1-17).
4)The person who is a physical power walker, has a personal goal, that goal being a change in the way they look and feel. The Faith Power Walker must have a personal goal as well, to glorify God in all things, or as I put it, to “Make God look good everyday!” (1 Corinthians 10:31) This goal shifts the focus from “me, myself and I” to He who is able to do exceeding, abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20).
5)While the power walker must depend on their physical strength in that daily walk, the Faith Power Walk knows that their strength comes from the Lord alone, that it is in Him they live and move and have their being, and that they must absolutely rely on Him for guidance and direction everyday. (Ephesians 6:1-18)
Consider this my invitation to you, you, and yes, you, to join me as I Faith Power Walk through 2015. The change in your life and the impact on others will be well worth the effort.