Thursday, April 24, 2008

Walk the Talk

"They profess to know God, but they deny Him by their actions." (Titus 1:16 NRSV)

Those are straightforward words. It's the "walk the talk" mantra that I've heard all my life.

This passage causes me to ask myself some tough questions...

How many times do I disqualify my faith by things I do, places I go or words I say?

Do the people around me see my faith lived out in my life?

If people simply watched me without hearing me, would they know I'm a follower of Christ?

I'm good at talking about my faith, but all too often I fall short of living out my faith. Dr. Henry Cloud calls this a lack of "integrity"--
when your behavior doesn't line up with what you say you believe.

Am I really living as a man of "integrity"...everyday?