As our small group begins the fall study on the book of Ephesians, I couldn't help but see the parallel between this reflection on running to that of Paul and his encouragement to the church. In short, the only real way to grow in our knowledge of Christ is to keep walking with Him on a daily basis. To grow in our obedience of Christ means that we strive to obey. Understanding that our relationship with Christ is more than head knowledge, Paul knew that when we stayed the course, we were much more ready and able to be used.
Whether it's running or discipleship, it has been said, "it is impossible to impart what you do not possess." To that I would add, it is impossible to possess what you do not live out. I look forward to growing with our group on Wednesday nights around Ephesians, as I also look forward to pounding out a few more miles of educational development along the trail.
I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace - Ephesians 4:1-3