Catechism: Walking With Jesus

Day 1 of 3 • This day’s reading

Devotional

If you’re reading this, you’re probably looking for answers when it comes to the difficult topic of gender identity. But before you start feeling overwhelmed or stressed out, take a deep breath: This series isn’t about pointing fingers or picking fights. Instead, it’s about joining Jesus on a journey.

Throughout the Bible, we see the life of faith compared to an ongoing journey or race. The race of faith isn’t always easy. It can be hard, leaving us out of breath and out of answers.

So how can we keep going? First, we remember that we aren’t walking alone. We keep our eyes on the one who already completed the race: Jesus! Everything he asks us to do – to endure difficulty, press on, and finish strong – he did first, on our behalf.

Jesus invites us to bring our questions and our struggles to him. As we spend our lives walking with him, we can trust him to lead us into deeper understanding and faithfulness.

So, be encouraged! You don’t have to have it all figured out before you start walking with Jesus. Just stick by his side, and he will lead you where you need to go.

Read: Hebrews 12:1-3 and John 14:6

Reflection Questions:

  • The “cloud of witnesses” are people who have followed Jesus, past and present. How can surrounding yourself with other believers help you on your journey of faith?
  • What weights or sins may you need to strip off in order to run the race of faith?
  • Are there any struggles or unanswered questions that have made you weary in your faith journey? Talk to God about them, and consider sharing them with a mature Christian who could help you.