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I have been praying for several years for myself, my sister, my daughters, my son-in-love, and my granddaughter to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord. What does that mean? To walk in a manner worthy of the Lord means to live in a way so that we will point other people to Christ.
What does that mean? First of all, we need to know that we have a personal relationship with Christ, realizing that we are a sinner and that Jesus died on the cross while we were still a sinner, to cleanse us from that sin and to make us as if we had never sinned. What love!
” For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” John 3:16
But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
There are so many aspects of walking in a manner worthy of the Lord. I am going to break it down into several areas to make it easier to see what I mean:
- Abide in Christ- Abide simply means to “live in”. How does one live in Christ? My first thought is to live in His word. I want to know Christ and know how He wants me to live. How does He tell us how to live? With His word!
- We need to hear the word of God. “So faith comes from hearing, and hearing comes by the word of Christ.”- Romans 10:17.
- We need to read the word of God. “Blessed is he who reads and those who hear the words of prophecy, and heed the things which are written in it, for the time is near.” Revelation 3:20.
- We need to study the word of God- “Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with eagerness, examining the scriptures daily to see whether things were so.” Acts 17:11
- We need to memorize the word of God- “How can a young man keep his way pure? By keeping it according to Your word…. Your word have I hid in my heart that I may not sin against You.” Psalm 119:9.11
- We need to meditate on the word of God- “But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in His law he meditates day and night.” Psalm 1:2
When my youngest daughter, Hannah was just a baby, my friend, Lani, signed me up for a Bible Study. It was a Precept by Precept Bible Study by Kay Arthur. Kay, in this type of Bible Study, taught how to study the Bible in an inductive way. I had never been taught to study the Bible in that way. It changed my life!
We need to Pray
How do we pray? My prayer life was changed in an instant when I was in college. For my entire life, up to that point, I had seen and heard people pray to God as if He was up in the air, up in heaven with the “Thee’s” and Thy’s”. One evening during a vesper service at the BSU at Murray State University where I attended, I heard a guy named Mike Hoyt pray and I had never really heard anyone pray like that before. It was like Jesus was standing right next to him! I even opened my eyes and looked at Mike. He was just talking to Jesus. It was such a personal conversation, like Mike knew Him and He was just a friend.
I knew Jesus as my personal Savior, but I had never experienced that kind of prayer life with Him before. I had never been discipled or taught that I could pray like that. I just prayed like I had seen or heard others people pray before. What a discovery! It really changed my life!
Oh, my goodness, what a difference we can make in someone’s life! Lani, by signing me up for that Bible study and Mike, by just praying out loud so I could hear the way he prayed! I have never been the same after those two experiences.
I have recently been enjoying my She Reads Truth bible. Along with this prayer journal and this highlighter set, I am set for my bible study time.
How do you walk in a manner worthy of the Lord?
Robin is the widow of James, mom of Sarah & Hannah, mom-in-love of Matthew (Sarah’s husband) and Grandma to Callie. She is a prayer warrior and lover of the Word of God. She is a creative mixed media artist and loves to do crafts of all kinds. She is a retired nurse and currently loving the retired life.
We always need to walk worthy of God reflecting on Him rather than pointing on others..I loved the article..
Blossom Girls says
Amy Tol says
One of the ways I’ve been challenged to “walk in the Lord” is by honoring the habit of Sabbath. Not just going to church and then coming back home for a hectic Sunday afternoon at home–but true, soul rest. This is hard and for a long time, I felt “guilty” about not doing anything when there’s so much good work to be done in our world! But I’m finding that Sabbath rest is an important part of my spiritual walk. It’s keeping me closer to Jesus, forcing myself to recognize my dependence on him. Thanks for sharing this post!
Blossom Girls says
That’s awesome! My husband, my sister, and I have been looking for a church home. We have been craving that time to worship. (I’ll be writing about that soon.)
Cheryl Gerou says
Visiting from Inspiration Destination. A very inspiring post. Thank you for sharing these words of wisdom. We all need to walk in the Lord’s will and way. Learning to abide, to live there, to camp in His presence takes time and practice, but there truly is nothing better! Sweet blessings to you!
Blossom Girls says
Thank you! Our goal is to encourage other Christian women. I’m glad we could give you some inspiration.
Rachel Lee says
Amen to all of this! It takes effort and intention, but it is SO worth it! I have been doing an extensive study on what it means to abide in Christ. I really appreciated all of your points here.
Thank you for sharing!
PS- Love your blog name and tagline! 🙂
Blossom Girls says
Thank you! You’re so sweet! I’m glad you liked the post. I’d love to know what study you’re doing.