Posts Tagged ‘walk by faith’

Walk This Way

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

1. Walk With God. God has said, “I will live in them and will walk among them. I will be their God and they will be My people.” 2 Corinthians 6:16b
God wants to connect with us. Whatever our range of experience or personality, we can walk closely with Him. Most of humanity is running from God, but because of Jesus we are invited to turn toward Him. One moment with Him will change your life forever.

2. Walk in the Spirit. But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desire of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
God is spirit and so are you. When you repent and surrender your life to Jesus, you don’t get weird, but instead you become naturally supernatural and supernaturally natural as you learn how to follow God’s leading.

3. Walk in Love. Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you. Ephesians 5:1-2a
Love is the first result of the recreated spirit. The apostle Paul called the love walk a “more excellent way” (1 Corinthians 12:31). Love covers a multitude of sins and gives you a fresh start. Love causes you to value others, knowing that they are loved and accepted by God.

4. Walk by Faith. For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7
You are called to be a rugged individual who lives a life of faith and confidence in God. See tomorrow with the eye of faith—don’t bury your head in the sand or get overly consumed with current events. Instead, keep your eyes on Jesus, the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:2).

Pray This Prayer
O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; my soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You (Psalm 63:1a). Thank You, God, that I am invited to a close walk with You. Thank You for the power of the Holy Spirit that equips me to go out into all the world and preach the Gospel (Acts 1:8; Mark 16:15). In Jesus’ Name, amen.

Walk, verb
To make headway. To pursue a course of action or way of life. To be or act in association: continue in union.

Press on!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. “Walk.” Merriam-Webster.com. Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 28 April 2015.

Your Identity Is Safe with God

Friday, March 6th, 2015

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

1. Origin. In the beginning was God. You were fearfully and wonderfully made by an intelligent designer who wants to reveal mysteries to you. But the devil is after your identity. He will ruthlessly try to obscure who you are in Jesus, where you come from, what you have, and what you can do.

2. Value. Gideon is an example of someone who did not know his value. When the angel of the Lord told Gideon that God was with him, he replied: “If the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles?” (Judges 6:14a). Gideon kept looking at his limitations: “My family is the least, I am the youngest, God has abandoned us.” But God kept calling him a valiant warrior, even while he was hiding out. So don’t go by how you feel. Walk by faith. If God is calling you a valiant warrior, then you can be a valiant warrior!

But one who looks intently at the perfect law, the law of liberty, and abides by it, not having become a forgetful hearer but an effectual doer, this man will be blessed in what he does. James 1:25

3. Purpose. If you’ve lost sight of your identity in Jesus, look in the mirror of God’s Word to remind yourself that you were created with a purpose and you hold great value. Your prayers can change the future. Your words of encouragement can help someone out of a desperate place. Whatever your yesterday was like, God’s mercies are new every morning and He renews you day by day.

Because of Jesus . . .
I am firmly rooted, built up, established in my faith, and overflowing with gratitude (Colossians 2:7). I am God’s workmanship, created in Christ for good works (Ephesians 2:10). I have received the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Jesus, the eyes of my understanding being enlightened (Ephesians 1:17-18). I am submitted to God and the devil flees from me, because I resist him in the Name of Jesus (James 4:7).

val·ue, noun
from Old French, from valoir, from Latin valere
To be worth, be strong.

God bless you!
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

Copyright © 2015 St. Louis Family Church. All rights reserved. No part of this article may be reprinted or distributed in any form without prior written permission of St. Louis Family Church. Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture references are from the New American Standard Bible (NASB) Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation.“Value.” collinsdictionary.com. Collins Dictionary. n.d. Web. 02 March. 2015.