Practical Steps to Walk by Faith

Grace For The Journey

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31Aug  What does it mean to walk with God?  I want to see five practical steps from the Word of God to help you walk with God no matter what trial you may be going through, what challenge you may be facing, or what heartache you may be experiencing.  The Bible verses that we look at below give practical principles to build into our lives that will lead us to walk with God in the various situation of life.

  1. Admit you can do nothing without God. Jesus said in John 15:5, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.”.  Admit that you need God’s help to focus and be engaged.  The first thing you might need to do it to cast all present anxieties on Him before you begin your study.  The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:6–7, “Casting all  your care upon Him, for he cares for you.”
  2. Pray for help. The Bible says in Psalm 50:15, “Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.” Pray for help to not only understand God’s word, but to be obedient to it.  The Bible says in James 1:22, “But be doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving  yourselves.”
  3. Trust in God’s Word. The Bible says in 2 Chronicles 20:20 “… Believe in the LORD your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.” Paul’s words to Timothy may be helpful.  The Holy Spirit led him to write,  “Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things” (2 Timothy 2:7).
  4. Act. The Bible says in Philippians 2:12–13, “Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out (let it be carried out to its completion; let it be brought to its ultimate conclusion) your salvation with fear and trembling; for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” Act by prayerfully reading, thinking, meditating, and living by God’s eternal truth.

Thank God for His Word and for meeting you whether you feel like it was especially rich or not and for His provision and goodness.  The Bible says in Psalm 106:1, “Praise the LORD!  Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever.”

These steps can also provide practical help for Bible study.  How can you walk with God when your Bible is open before you but your mind wanders and your heart is distracted?  These five principles will help you keep focused.

The Word of God is vital to our walking with Him.

And the closer we walk with Him

The less room other things

Will have in our lives.

This is God’s Word For Today … This Is Grace For The Journey

Rest and Rejoice in this eternal truth!

Pastor Terry

Ephesians 4:7 – “But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”

Hebrews 4:16 – “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

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