Daily Scripture Reading: Collisions 2:6 KJV
Colossians 2:6 KJV
(6) As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
Today’s Devotional Is JESUS – WALKING WITH JESUS
The daily walk of the Christian soul, which is our witness to all the world, is vitally important. Our character is reflected in our behavior, which is the only Bible and sermon for the entire world (2Co_3:2-3). Let us learn how to walk in a way that pleases God and blesses all. Walking is at first an act of taking in every step. But, it soon becomes a habit (Col_1:10).
Faith brought Jesus into our hearts. Jesus Christ entered our hearts through the open door, and became our Lord & Master. The same way we should live, receive grace from Him by faith and allow His grace to be manifested in all things godliness, tenderness and Christlikeness. The habitual practice of looking to Jesus in all circumstances of life can become more and more ingrained. This is what the Apostle meant when he said, “Rooted and strengthened in Him, and stablished with the faith.”
This is possible only if we learn to “crucify our flesh with our affections and desires” (Gal_5/24). The flesh is our assertion of self-life in its lesser and grosser forms. However, when it intrudes on our behavior and conversations, it can have a detrimental effect. As the iron of a steamer can deflect the needle from the compass’s path, so will the intrusion of our own self-life on our character and walk.
How do we crucify flesh? Only by allowing God to be supremely in control. Every day, He makes the Cross more precious and more effective. We will be more than conquerors by His grace, as He will defeat evil habits in and for us. If we follow Him, He will deliver us from the self-life and produce holy living in us that will please God as well as refresh our minds.
PRAYER for Today
Your Holy Spirit may be with us always, and we will feel Thy powerful effects of Divine Grace supporting and directing our steps. AMEN.