The Walking Dead

Several members of my family are fans of the television show, The Walking Dead.  Apparently we aren’t the only ones- with over 14.2 million people who view the apocalyptic series each week.

While the show involves zombies- viewers will tell you the plot centers around the “living”…human beings trying to survive and reestablish order.  The zombies are a dangerous backdrop. They have no independent thought…the zombies simply “exist.”

I sometimes feel like a zombie in terms of my faith.

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  2 Corinthians 5:17

I know what I need to do.  I need to be active in my faith…reading, meditating and studying God’s word.  I need to share the good news of Jesus with others.

But I often fall short.  I allow life’s events to distract me.  My days can become driven by work, family concerns and general busyness.  Before I know it- my Bible study and prayer time suffer.

I know your works: you are neither cold nor hot.  Would that you were either cold or hot!  So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth.  Revelation 3:15-16

This verse always hurts my heart.  Jesus doesn’t want me to be lukewarm in my daily walk.  He demands action…heat…passion.

Follow the pattern of the sound words that you have heard from me, in the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus.  2 Timothy 1:13

My prayer this week is to keep my focus – and minimize distractions that keep me from living a full life in Jesus Christ.

Because a zombie-like walk through life leads to a dangerous path.

Please let me know how I may pray for you.  God bless.

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4 thoughts on “The Walking Dead

  1. annskadberg says:

    Sad I didn’t get close enough this morning to give you a hug, but it sure was good to see sweet Hollyann (I can never remember how to spell it so I stick to the phonetic way!). Just want to say that Dean and l would really love to see you two (5) in Martin if that is Father’s will. It seems a perfect fit to us…what peace and blessing knowing that His plan is sure and perfect! Because of Christ, Ann

    Sent from my iPad

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  2. jluthiutmedu says:

    Man Keith, I can relate. Pray for me to be strong in my walk for Jesus also. God bless you, John Luthi

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

  3. skennedy40 says:

    Interestingly, our sermon this Sunday was exactly about this. Our preacher urged us to commit for 30 days to – spend the first 15 minutes of our day in solitude, reading His Word and in prayer, before checking our cell phones, emails, or having breakfast.

    I really struggle with this too, and unfortunately when things get really busy, this is typically one of the first activities I sacrifice.

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