Posts Tagged ‘walk with God’

How to Grow in God

Friday, April 13th, 2018

Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

GO FORWARD. When you receive Jesus, you become a new person. God wants you to grow and become spiritually strong – to learn to hear from Him and be guided by Him.

READ YOUR BIBLE. God’s Word is life and it changes us. When we get saved, God doesn’t ask that we turn our brains off, but rather that we get our minds renewed. (Ephesians 4:23). The Bible will change the way you think and help you to see things from God’s perspective.

OPEN YOUR HEART. It’s so important to keep your heart tender and completely surrendered to God. As we forgive others and repent of sin right away, we will not just survive but thrive, going forward and staying connected to God.

WALK WITH GOD. God wants to use you to do some extraordinary things. As we commit to developing ourselves through prayer, studying the Bible, and obeying God, we will see victory as we face life’s battles. He can even heal the hurts of your past and turn them into credibility when you reach out to someone else going through similar pain. Lift up your eyes and see the amazing life God has for you!

Life in Jesus gets better and better,
Pastor Jeff Perry
St. Louis Family Church®

DAILY SCRIPTURE CONFESSION:
Every day I’m growing more and more like Jesus. I forget what lies behind and I reach forward to what is ahead. I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. My path shines brighter and brighter until the full day (Ephesians 4:15; Philippians 3:13-14; Proverbs 4:18).

grow, verb
To develop and reach maturity. To be capable of growth; thrive. To expand; gain.

Copyright © 2018 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. Used by permission. “grow” The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Web. 29 March. 2018.

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.