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10,000 steps

Where would 10,000 steps take you?

10,000 steps is my daily step goal.

That seems like a big number, but it’s only around 5 miles.  I have short little legs so it’s prob closer to 4 than it is 5.  Either way, that 10,000 number seems big until you convert it. I mean, look at all those zeros!

Even so, where can we go in four miles. Four miles is nothing to really scoff at for a short legged walker like me. For a walker of any type I would think it’s not a bad trek. For a runner I guess it is not real far.  For a driver, it’s nothing, especially if you live in a big city and commute many times that number to work. 

So back to my question… Where can 10,000 steps take you? 

At work, It takes me to the office and back about 100 times a day.  

Really though, that’s not my goal or my point here… 

We need to be taking steps for Jesus.  

I wonder how many steps he took in his lifetime?  How many did he take on that road to the cross? I know, I know, I won’t really be worrying about those numbers when I get to actually see Jesus one day but for now, I can wonder.  I can! 

Let’s take our steps with intent.  Let’s take our steps with a mission in mind.  I know leisurely strolls are nice or walking around the house in the evening to get to that step goal of the day is necessary sometimes like it was for me tonight.  I had 150 to go so I swept the house a few times before I got my PJs on. Ha! 

Let’s put one foot in front of the other, moving forward to the goal while we work to get all those we can to walk with us!  Jesus did Easter so we could walk freely with the dwelling of the Holy Spirit.  AND so we can be in paradise one day. (AMEN!)  Let’s use those 10,000 steps to help others see Him. 

Help others. Put others first. Love one another. Show people you love you love them. Show people who are hard to love LOVE ANYWAY.  Step out and step boldly for the cause of Jesus Christ, because in the end, the amount of miles you made aren’t really going to matter…it’s the direction you were going with each step you take. 

Where are your 10,000 next steps going to take you?

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GIVE ME A BIBLE!

Psalm 34:8

Genesis 16: 13-14

John 20:19

Col. 3:15

These are the four verses I had written down on a piece of notebook paper today.  Only what you see there.  I didn’t have what they said, just the address to find them in the Bible.  I stared at these several times as I gave a state test today to a few students.  These four verses are from the Jesus Calling book that was on the teacher’s desk.  ( I was in a different room than my usual.)  There was no Bible in sight and I, of course, could not use a phone or a computer.  Reading of any kind is really discouraged as well.  You could say, proctoring a test is a little worse than prison.  At least you can read the Bible there!  I know, that’s really not a good joke.  I’m sorry.  Let’s just say: state testing is a huge deal in Texas.  Teachers are to stare down the kids and make certain they do nothing that would resemble cheating in any way.  I understand that and do my duty.

So, there I was, watching students, counting my steps around the room ( I stopped counting at 1500, but certain I did about 3 or 4 hundred more) and wishing I had a BIBLE.  I read LATER when I googled it that if I had gone over 2000 steps, that would equal to about a mile.  I’m certain I went a mile or 5 today.  Besides keeping up with my steps, I realized that I long for God’s word.  I wanted to see what those verses were!  I have been working to memorize verses, but I don’t do so well with numbers.  I strained my brain trying to figure out if I’d written those down before–I’m sure I’ve read them at some point.  The boredom of the morning made my brain very unresponsive to coughing up answers.  I think that is when I really started counting my steps.

Then I thought WHAT IF…What if I was like one of those tribes you hear about who have never seen a Bible or much less know what something like John 3:16 even refers to.  What hope would I have!?  I would have no CONSTANT FRIEND –sure, I have earthly Godly friends, but they are not with me 24/7!  What would I do without my ENCOURAGER, STRENGTH GIVER and CONSTANT HELP?  I’d be a mess, that’s what I’d be!  Id’ have no key, no compass–no direction.  There would be no purpose in the things I do.

How do humans do it without GOD?  A lot believe there is some “god” out there, but they don’t believe in the GOD ALMIGHTY and certainly don’t see Him as sovereign or take His word to be truth.  How do they live without being in constant chaos and fear?  OR do they “live” at all?  CHECK IT:

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. -John 3:18

They ARE already dead!  How awful!  They are like the walking dead, but without the zombie like features.  So, they are like “pretty”  zombies, I guess.  HA!

I don’t want to be any kind of zombie–undead creature.  I want to be a born again, living to the fullness of God’s LOVE and JOY and PEACE.   Give me Jesus!  Give me LIFE!  GIVE ME A BIBLE! 

I’m going to go look up those verses now!

 

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