September 30–Who Are Your Walking Buddies?

He who walks with the wise grows wise,

but a companion of fools suffers harm.

Psalm 13:20

Who are my walking buddies? Who are the people that I really let get into my head…that I listen to for their opinions and learn from them even as we walk through life experiences—the Big Ones and the Daily-Day Ones.

Am I getting wiser…am I becoming more like Jesus, more loving, more honest, more whole, more balanced—because of what I am learning or, at least, what I am being reminded of by my life-walk walking buddies??

If my answer is “Yes!” Well, let’s keep on walking together sharing the wisdom, the love and the grace and truth of Jesus Christ.

If my answer is “No.” I’ve got to look at where I’m being foolish…where I may be suffering harm…or, even, causing harm to others in any way at all. I need to think about what is talked about, what activites are done…or not done…with the companions I choose to walk through this life with me.

Now, I’m not talking about being in a ridiculously, tight, self-protecting, self-righteous bubble surrounded only with Christian friends standing firm against this world’s evils in a mind-set of condemnation rather than compassion. That ain’t gonna do a whole heck of a lot for being the light and salt to the world that we have been called to be…nor will it allow us to be authentic ambassadors of Christ to the precious people around us who do not yet know of the love, hope, grace and truth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

But, we do need to check out who our daily-day walking buddies are? Do our walking buddies make us look and act, love and speak more like Jesus? These wise ones would be God’s loving choice to be our walking buddies!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane