by Dennis Marquardt

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A Sure Walk! (3 of 5)
Series: The "Sure Things"
Dennis Marquardt
Proverbs 2:7; 10:9; 13:20; Deuteronomy 28:9-14; Daniel 3:24-29; Isaiah 35:8-10; 40:28-31; 42:5-6; Matthew 14:25-32; Luke 24:13-28; John 5:5-15; Acts 3:6-10

INTRO: Walking is such a simple thing, taken for granted by most of us ... we usually are not conscious of the actual act of walking; that is until we trip over something! *FOR WHICH WE BLAME OUR STUPID FEET ... OR WALKING INTO A DOOR AT NIGHT AND WE BLAME OUR SPOUSE FOR NOT HAVING IT IN THE PROPER POSITION! (Don't ask why I said that one!)

For a new baby however, walking is an arduous task! Notice how hard they try! We encourage them on ... "Come on baby you can make it!" etc. Hardly anybody ever quits and gives up on a baby just because they fall at first ... most people finally master the ability to walk! By the way, it is funny how we pester our kids to walk and talk when they are babies, then tell them to sit down and shut up when they are older!

When that baby finally makes it across the room we all cheer and clap ... but we will never do this for walking adults! When was the last time you cheered your spouse for walking across the room successfully?

The point is this ... walking is a sure thing for most of us! Once learned, we continue to use this skill without thinking! It is also interesting to note that medical science has stated that a brisk walk each day increases the strength and durability of the body, just a simple walk can ensure greater health to all areas of our body!

PROP. SENT: These dynamics are also true in the spiritual plane. When we accept Christ we begin our effort at walking with God ... we stumble, but the more mature saints encourage us on until we are walking with ease! But even after we know how to walk we must exercise by walking daily if we wish to stay spiritually healthy!

TRANS. SENT: Years ago a commercial ingrained into everybody's mind this phrase: "I WOULD WALK A MILE FOR A ...

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