Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Walk In Him

Colossians 2:6

"Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him,"

Do you walk in Him? Even though I have received Him, there are days I walk in myself. Think about this....We have everything we need to really live; given to us by our Savior, and we choose to ignore Him so many times. Walking in Him means:

~ thinking before we speak

~ selflessly giving of our time, energy, talents and money

~ not walking according to the flesh and its desires

~ obedience to Christ

~ abiding in Him by spending quality time in His Word and communing with Him in prayer

~ seeing Jesus more important than all else

~ exhibiting the beautiful fruit He requires us to produce as His children (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control)

~ showing mercy to others, even when we feel they don't deserve it.

~ forgiving others, for we ourselves want to be forgiven.

Today, my friend, walk in Him. His burden is easy, his load is light. You will find rest for your souls.

2 comments:

Dianne said...

showing mercy to others, even when we feel they don't deserve it.--

In James 2, I believe, it speaks of mercy triumphing over judgment--if we could only remember that and put it into practice--oh, for a heart filled with mercy today.

Great post! Thank you.

Stacey said...

How this speaks to my heart. I have many days when I am confident in my belief and yet struggle to truly "walk in Him." It's a tall order. But we know we can do all things through Him who strengthens us!