Cross Training

Baby Steps

“Many a man claims to have unfailing love, but a faithful man who can find?”(Proverbs 20:6)

Well, it’s April. How are those New Year’s resolutions coming? Have you lost weight? Read the entire Bible? Memorized the book of Romans?

Nah, me neither. Let me encourage you to step away from January’s lofty vows and instead, try some baby steps. The proverb above asks the question: “a faithful man who can find?”. Faithfulness consists of believing God means what He says and backing it up with some action. Lace up your cross trainers and let’s start walking.

1)    “Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”(Deuteronomy 6:5)

Listen to one worship song today—in the car, in the shower, or in the kitchen while you fix dinner.

2)    “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”(Matthew 22:39)

Greet, hug, and kiss every member of your immediate family today and tell them you love them–even if the trash is overflowing and their dirty, stinky socks are on the floor. Again.

3)    “ . . . but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work…”(Exodus 20:10)

Start planning now and make Sunday a family day. No laundry, shopping, or work, house or otherwise. Don’t think about touching that computer. Use paper plates and have fun.

Faithfulness. One step, one choice at a time.


Did you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how is it going?

In what area would you like to see change?

What is a basic command God has given that you find easy to avoid?

What baby step of obedience can you take this week?

Discuss as a family or with your spouse and have some accountability.

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