Walk the Walk

November 1, 2008

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love. Ephesians 4:1-2

We are called to a walk. I remember when the Good News reached and pulled me out of the pit and made my footsteps firm (Psalm 40:2). When God pulled us out of darkness, He called us to a life of faith that impacts the nations. We now have the ability to pray huge prayers and see culture shaped right from St. Louis.

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them” (Ephesians 2:10). Ultimately, God uses imperfect people to accomplish extraordinary things. It’s not about your superhero qualities; God is there to equip you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling.

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind” (Romans 12:2a). The Word is the pivotal answer that enables us to walk in the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-25). By staying consistently in the Word, it will be the first thing that comes to mind when challenges try to overwhelm you. Speaking the Word will cause turnaround in the most impossible-looking situations.

He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm. Psalm 40:2

God has an amazing plan for your life beyond what you can imagine. Trust God through the mind-numbing days when the affairs of life try to desensitize you and blur the vision. You may be going through a protracted battle. Don’t quit; other people are attached to your obedience. Keep the Word on your lips and keep walking. “Many are the afflictions of the righteous; but the Lord delivers him out of them all” (Psalm 34:19). Trust Him; He will never fail you.

God Is Faithful,
Pastor Jeff Perry

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