The Fragrance of a Faithful Walk

by Cathy Baker

A mother whose teenage son is battling cancer but relentlessly clings to her faith, giving God glory in all things.

A US pastor, Saeed Abedini, has now been in an Iranian prison for two-and-a-half -years. He suffers from prolonged internal injuries from beatings and recently witnessed his six fellow inmates be executed, and yet he holds fast to his Christian faith. (Click here to sign the petition for his release.)

Weary parents of four who recently had a baby and welcomed another in need to their home, volunteer to help watch a room full of restless children so other parents can celebrate Good Friday services. 

When I see Christ followers living out what they believe on a consistent basis, joy takes hold of my soul like spring tendrils clinging to worn wood. This 3 John 1 kind of joy can’t help but refresh and revive us!

It gave me great joy when some believers came and testified about your faithfulness to the truth, telling how you continue to walk in it.  
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth. 3 John 1:3,4

Consider the last time a fellow Christ follower’s consistency in living out truth made you rejoice. What if we all contacted the person who just came to mind and shared why the simple mention of their name evokes such joy within us?

And finally, the hard question…

Is my walk consistent with truth (albeit not perfect) to the point that it would cause someone else to rejoice? 

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