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WHAT KIND OF SHOE FITS YOU?

 

RAIN BOOTS: Do you find yourself just floating by? Are you accomplishing anything for Christ?  It’s so easy to get complacent about things.  We get in a rut in our Christian lives and find ourselves just doing the minimum.  Our prayer life and bible reading becomes slim.  Our church attendance becomes inconsistent.  We just barely float by in our relationship with the Lord. “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.” Colossians 3:23


SLIPPERS: Do you find yourself causing others to slip and stumble? Are you aware of your actions?  Although we are given Christian liberties, we can’t just live life like we want.  We have to be aware that others are watching us and we need to set a good example. “Let us not therefore judge one another anymore: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumbling block or an occasion to fall in his brother’s way.” Romans 14:13


BOOTS: Do you find yourself walking over people and only doing things your way? It’s sometimes so easy for some of us to do. We forget to be sensitive to others.  I think if we’d be a little more loving and tenderhearted we’d tend to stop “walking” this way.  “And be ye kind one to another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:32


WORK SHOES: Do you find yourself working and doing all you can do for God’s glory? It all boils down to serving Christ and following Him.  If we are following Him and obeying His word we will bear much fruit for him. “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. John 15:8


FLATS: Do you find yourself flat in your Christian life? Do you need to get yourself motivated? It’s so easy to find ourselves like that, just moving along without much life to us.  Sometimes we need to just get ourselves energized and get excited about living the Christian life. “Rejoice unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.” Psalm 51:12


TENNIS SHOES: Do you find yourself running from your problems? Sometimes some of us want to do this.  We hope if we just don’t think about our problems, they’ll just go away.  If we’d just lean on God’s strength a little more, we’d be able to better handle things that comes into our lives. “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart: and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6


SLIP ONS: Do you find yourself slipping on Christianity just for church and hanging it up until the next time?  Do people really know you’re a Christian?  If we aren’t living for Christ throughout the week, how can we ever have the witness God intended us to have? “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16


SANDALS: Do you find yourself too comfortable with your Christian life? Could you be doing more for Christ? Sometimes it’s easy to get comfortable with what we’re doing and not really do at all what we have the potential or ability to do.  We ought to take hold of life and live it the way God intended. We oughtn’t be satisfied with being a mediocre Christian but remember who we are living for. “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set down at the right hand of the throne of God,” Hebrews 12:1-2


PUMPS: Do you find yourself pumping people up? Are you an encourager? What a great pair of shows to wear.  We all have times when we need encouragement so think how important it is to give as well as receive it.  “Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.” 1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

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