Everyone who claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did.
(1 John 2:6)
I love this verse.
I used to wonder how Jesus walked.
I always imagined with a bit of a cool swagger, but possibly a bit awkward because of the sandals.
But then I realized, the verse isn’t literally about ‘walking’ like Jesus, but living like Jesus!
Christians love to say ‘The Christian Walk.’
The great thing about GRACE is it becomes a lot easier to walk the walk when there’s no pressure to be perfect.
Knowing that He has already made us perfect.
If we fall, we can simply get up, and try and try again.
This is why kids love clowns. No matter how much they fail, they keep trying.
And so with us.
We are like kids, children of God, learning to walk in our new identities, learning to walk in this world, so corrupt, so counter – cultural to God’s values – and represent Him and His love, His values, His compassion.
We don’t have anything to prove to God.
We have admitted we are failures and in need of a Savior, and our acceptance of Him means we have His righteousness.
To God we are shining lights – representing Him… His ambassadors.
All we need to do now is learn to walk as Jesus did – full of grace and truth – and with a sandals swagger !