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#03 Four Ways to Improve Your Walk -Podcast

Do you like to walk? I do! However, statistics show that most Americans don’t do nearly as much walking as they should!

In this episode of “Now is the Time” I talk about the importance of walking. What does it mean in Ephesians when the Apostle Paul tells us to “walk worthy” of our calling?

An evening walk in the village

Walking in Ephesians

Paul uses the analogy of walking to communicate how God’s Word should affect every aspect of daily living.

  • Walk in good works Eph 2:10
  • Walk worthy of our calling Eph 4:1
  • Walk not as the Pagans Eph 4:17
  • Walk in love Eph 5:2
  • Walk as children of light Eph 5:8
  • Walk wisely Eph 5:15

Tips to improve our walk

If we want to improve our walk with God we must:

1. Read God’s Word and study theology

2. Use our gifts to serve others

3. Analyze our lives to make sure we are on the right path

4. Focus on strengthening relationships with others

Behavior versus theology

Behavior without theology is empty. Even if your behavior is correct, if it is not backed up by your theology it will quickly evaporate in the presence of temptation. Behavior must be rooted in theology!

Theology without appropriate behavior is even worse! This terrible practice creates proud, hypocritical, spiritually numb Christians who are far more concerned with the choice of Bible translations and positions on obscure theologies than with simply loving and serving their brothers and sisters in Christ!

Announcements

  • Thanks for praying for next week’s trip to Russia, God blessed and allowed me to get my documents in order!
  • Your prayers and support are still needed for this trip. Check out how you can help here.
  • You can find this podcast on iTunes where you can easily subscribe and download.

 

Questions: What other tips can you give to improve your walk with God?

 

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I am a pastor, missionary, and preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Ukraine since 2007. God blessed me with a wonderful wife and 5 amazing children! My greatest passion is to teach, encourage, and exhort others to turn to Jesus, who is Savior, Lord, and God!

  • Caleb: first thanks for coming by my blog. Just curious how you heard of mine. Was it Zee? Second, good stuff here. One of the hardest things to do-personally and as a pastor-is to make sure the walk and the talk mix well. one of the things I do is I try to journal. The length of entry is often determined by time, for sure, but it is also determined by what is going on in my life.

    • Bill, I’m not a big journaler but I have tried it in the past and I know it can be valuable.

      I think I found your blog through a comment you posted on Dan Blacks blog but I could be wrong. Blessings to you!

  • I love your comments about using our gifts and how that draws us closer to God. I’ve found that to be true in so many ways. I also liked your comments about thinking about our lives, although what came to my mind was the passage from Ephesians where Paul tells us to walk circumspectly, not as the unwise but as the wise, redeeming the time. Of course, that’s a passage that’s near and dear to my heart 🙂

    • I like how Paul uses the “walking” them to indicate how we need to carefully apply our theology to every aspect of daily life. Walking circumspectly is a great example!

  • Great Podcast full of practical and Biblical principles. While walking I usually listen to an audio book, pray, or worship God. It allows me to do my devotions while being a steward of my body.

    • Great practice Dan! I love audio books too. I just bought “Creature of the Word” and I’m planning to listen to it as we drive to Russia this week.

  • Love this podcoast! You’re doing an awesome job here Caleb. Thanks so much for explaining what it really means ‘to walk.’ I think so many of us take it for granted on what it means to walk – which was the sole source of transportation. I love what you said here as well: “Behavior must be rooted in theology!” I truly believe when behaviors are undergirded by biblical truths, you have some potent power there!

    • Thanks for the encouragement Paul! I’m always amazed how people think theology really isn’t that important or doesn’t impact their life, so it’s great to hear your commitment to making sure our behavior is backed up by our theology!

  • Glad to hear about your trip! Thank God!!!

    • Thanks Michael, you prayers are still appreciated!

  • First, let me say thanks – I needed a healthy dose of encouragement, and that is what I found in your podcast here. 2nd, Odessa to anywhere in Russia looks like a long trip – it’s my hope and prayer that your trip is effective and safe in a variety of ways. You and your family are doing great work by introducing, demonstrating, teaching, and serving people who need the most powerful message ever shared. Thanks for serving people where you are!

    • David, I’m really glad that God used the podcast to encourage you! Thanks for your prayers too. This trip has really been an amazing experience. Russian is quite different than Ukraine. I’m just getting ready to head home now, which means another 40+ hours in the car!