Your Walk Talks as much as Your Talk Talks

Your Walk Talks as much as Your Talk Talks

Several years ago, I heard an evangelist say in a sermon: “Your talk talks and your walk talks, but your walk talks louder than your talk talks.”

Albert Schweitzer once said; “Example is not the best teacher, it is the only teacher.

One thing is certain: there is no better teaching tool than a good example.  This is key when it comes to making disciples.  There is no greater tool on the disciple maker’s tool belt than a Godly example.

Consider the Master disciple maker, the Lord Jesus Christ.  According to the writer of Hebrews, He was holy, harmless, undefiled, separated from sinners, and the friend of sinners.  In fact, His life was so perfect that men had to be hired to bear false witness against him, and even those who put Him to death had to say, “I find no fault in Him.”

Notice what Paul tells the Philippian believers:

“Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving side by side for the faith of the gospel.”  (Philippians 1:27 ESV

Paul admonishes these believers to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel” (NKJV).  Why does Paul say that?  Because when we live lives that are consistent with the Gospel we profess to believe, the Gospel becomes more believable!

When I was coming to grips with the claims of Christ, I became convinced that Jesus was real because I saw Him through the lives of young people who were genuine and living Godly lives.  I saw Christ in them, working through them to minister to me.  They didn’t just talk the talk, they walked the walk!  When I saw Jesus in them, I wanted that kind of relationship with Him!

Since then, I have asked God to help me “walk the talk” so that others might see Christ in me.

What are some ways that you people see you “walk the talk” in your own life?

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Tim Lafleur served as the campus minister for 20 years at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, LA. He pastored various sized churches for 30 years, many even while at Nicholls. Tim was the Disciplemaking pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church for 4 years. He assisted in expanding the discipleship ministry from 12 the first year to over 1200 in 2015. He currently serves as the Equipping Pastor at Long Hollow Baptist Church to equip and empower members to do ministry. Tim is married to Chris LaFleur and has a four wonderful children, and ten amazing grandchildren (making holidays very fun exciting)! Tim enjoys reading books by John Piper, and pastor Robby Gallaty. His hobbies include watching the LSU tigers play or going fishing for the day. Brother Tim lives to be obedient to the call of God, and is reminded of God’s strength through his favorite passage of scripture, Colossians 1:28-29.