Your “Walk” As A Christian – Rhapsody Of Realities TeeVo Devotional August 5th

(The Christian Has The Lifestyle Of Christ)

TO THE BIBLE: Ephesians 4:1
“I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called.”

One of the dynamics of Christianity is derived from a very important word from today’s opening verse—walk! There’s the walk and lifestyle of a Christian.

When you’re born again, the first thing God wants to help you learn is how to walk in Christ daily, just as Colossians 2:6 says, “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”

Someone may be born again and not live the Christian life. In fact, some don’t even know what the Christian life really is.

There’s a way a Christian should live that distinguishes him or her from a non-Christian. How you live every day, how you relate to the Lord and other people, and the kind of mind you have are all very important to God.

Ephesians 4:17 says, “So I tell you this, and insist on it in the Lord, that you must no longer live as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their thinking” (NIV).

This is one of the reasons churches and pastors are important, because living the spiritual life in Christ requires training.

God brings His children into congregations, church assemblies and gives them pastors after His heart to train them, teach them, and build them through the Word (read Ephesians 4:11–14).

God expects that, in the Church, every new person who receives Christ should become a member of the church and be trained in the Christian walk.

He tells us why: “Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming” (Ephesians 4:14 NIV).

In the 15th verse, He tells us the end result—growth: “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ.”

The Christian walk isn’t just for those who have recently become Christians but for everyone in Christ. You begin learning it as a new convert, but God expects you to grow unto maturity, become firmly rooted in the faith, and live triumphantly every day to the praise and glory of His Name.

Go Deeper
1 Timothy 3:15; 1 Peter 2:2; Ephesians 4:1 AMPC

Through the Gospel, I’ve been separated from the world to God, from unrighteousness to righteousness, and from darkness to light. I open my heart and mind to being trained and educated in the things of God. And through the Word and by the Spirit, I’m growing to maturity, firmly rooted in the faith to live triumphantly always. Amen.

Daily Bible Reading
Romans 8:18-39, Psalms 70-73
Ephesians 6:1-9, Isaiah 56

Take time to reflect on the scriptures highlighted in today’s message and write down areas in which you will make changes in your Christian walk.

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