Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 21, 2021

Walk Worthy

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:9-10, ESV)

 My husband and I were enjoying a nice stroll along the beach.  Watching the waves crash against the shore, walking hand in hand as the wind blew through our hair.  Unfortunately, the sand started becoming harder for me to navigate.  Over 30 years ago I was in a serious car accident that crushed my left knee and ankle – making my left side a little weaker with age.  Due to this previous injury, I soon found it hard to walk upright in the sand at times.  I decided to step back and walk behind him. Allowing him to go before me, meant he did the hard work.  He laid the footprints and all I had to do was step into them.  When I walked in his footsteps, I was able to walk upright without any problems.  After 34 years together, it was easy for me to trust my husband to lead me in a safe path (I know his character).

Our spiritual walk is based on our knowledge of God and our understanding of His will.

Paul wanted the church at Colosse to be taught in the things of God.  As a Christian our first responsibility is to know God, what he requires of us (and what he doesn’t).

There were a lot of false teachings being spread through the town. The power of darkness was lulling those early Christians to sleep.  They were no longer focusing on Christ and the power of his walk.  They were falling prey to false beliefs – other paths to God.  No longer walking worthy of the sacrifice Christ had made on the cross. Resulting in their inability to bear fruit.

Walking in a manner worthy means we will make life decisions that line up with the Word of God.  We will be able to navigate life when the path before us becomes difficult.  Instead of becoming overwhelmed and going in the direction of our feelings, we will look to Him and walk in His footsteps. When we know His character, we will know that we can trust Him to lead us – even if we can’t clearly see the path before us.

When we have experienced a genuine relationship with Jesus, we will be better equipped to stay away from the other attractive paths, no matter how they may be packaged.

The only way we can bear good fruit (and thus fully please God) is by staying connected to Jesus at ALL times. (John 15:7-8)

“Father, help us to grow in knowledge of your Word so we can walk worthy in Christ.”

For His Glory

Laura Holmes (
TRBC Women’s Life

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