A Christian's Walk


Being Human
You Are More
Young Souls
What Are You Leaving Your Children?
Paint A Thought
God's Tapestry
A Christian's Walk
Within Us
Honesty and Integrity
Beginning Today
Moving The Rock
A Comfortable Silence
At The Window
The Wealthiest Man
Stress Therapy
Let Go
Driving Away The Shadows
Standing Still
The Balance Sheet of Life
A Life That Matters
Eternal Instants
Slow dance
The Atheist's Holiday
Exercise Your Soul
The Art of Letting Go
My Quilt
A Penny Blessing
Are You Empty Yet?
Living By Faith
Installing Love
If Only
God Will Provide
The Pillar of Love
Alone I Am Nothing
We Danced
The Thorn Bouquet
Have Courage
And Think Of Me
Don't be afraid to speak out
What are you building?
Time - Your Greatest Gift
Roots of Change
Morning Prayer
Don't Open Your Mouth
Never Give Up On Love
Shining Light
Weather Changes
I Hope by Paul Harvey
Push On
Refining Silver
Loving God's Way
Overcoming A Broken Heart
When I Am Lonely
Serving Where God Places Us
Clay Balls
God Is
The Oak Tree
Learning From Fear
Touching Billy
Between You and God
The Shadow of Your Cross
The Wolves Within
The Empty Chair
A Walk To School

A Christian's Walk
(It's not so easy!)


As a Christian, if you are like me, you may often find that our Christian walk through life is similar to the walk of an 'intoxicated person'. We know where we must go; yet, we stagger to & fro unable to walk a straight line to get there. Since our path is an upward climb we often stumble backwards. Some of us think we are making great progress; however, in reality we are not far from where we began. Along the way we meet many helpful individuals. Some want to give us "a bite of the dog that bit us". Others, just as intoxicated as we are, want to give us advice or assistance. Still others want to take advantage of our impaired condition. If we are lucky, we meet a 'recovering alcoholic', who is capable of helping us along. The intoxicants of this world are numerous and subtle. Like the alcoholic, we tell ourselves that just a little sip will not hurt us. But, oh how wrong we are! Once started we find that we want just a little bit more and that escalates until we are 'staggering drunk' again.

The only sure answer is, "Turn our lives fully over to Jesus and let Him lead us through this life to our goal". The answer sounds simple and easy: but, this is very deceptive. The more we want to follow Him, the harder it becomes. We start out okay; but, find that old habits are hard to break. Like the recovering alcoholic, we find that the lure of intoxicants gets stronger as we go without them. Old 'Nick' our drinking buddy stops by from time to time, just to tempt us back to our favorite ones. Just as the 'recovering alcoholic' must modify his lifestyle, so must we. He will tell you that it is a lifelong battle to keep away from his addiction; and that he has stumbled along the way. I thank Our God that He has the love and patience to put up with our relapses; and, that He stands ready to help us again. Salvation is a gift; it can not be earned. Yet, with the gift comes responsibility, we must do our best to live according to Gods Word. At that point our Christian walk begins.


by Charles Martin