…to be fully pleasing, to walk worthy of you…
The chorus of a song over and over.
In my ears and in my head.
Am I truly walking worthy of Him?
It is indeed the desire of my heart.
Funny, not as in ha ha,
But funny as in sad, that when I think I am “walking worthy, then a besetting sin runs up behind me and tries to overtake me.
Some scriptures come to mind;
Romans 12:3 (NIV1984) For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
But I do not believe I am not thinking of myself too highly.
As a matter of fact, I am finally thinking of myself in the manner that God made me in the first place, in the secret place.
Proverbs 16:18 (NIV 1984) Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
I believe my spirit is less and less haughty all the time.
I am requiring myself to relinquish each prideful thing that I recognize in myself..
Hebrews 12:1 (NIV1984) Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
Oh, there it is.
Everything that hinders my walk with Him.
The sinful thoughts that turn into sinful actions if I continue to entertain them.
Those things that entangle me coming up from by-gone days.
2 Corinthians 10:5 (NLT) We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.
Here I see it.
My sin begins in my thoughts.
I must capture them before they run away with me.
I must choose to stop them,
by changing them into thoughts that are God centered.
Scripture says just that.
James 1:14-16 (NLT) 14 Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away. 15 These desires give birth to sinful actions. And when sin is allowed to grow, it gives birth to death. 16 So don’t be misled, my dear brothers and sisters.
Would you pray with me?
Help me not to be mislead.
I want to walk worthy of You.
I want to be worthy of the sacrifice of Your Son Jesus Christ.
Help me not only to capture those thoughts,
but to lay them at the cross of Jesus.
His blood paid for them.
They are His.
I no longer lay claim to them.
Let my thoughts be Your thoughts God.
Yours and Yours alone.
If you have any thoughts you would like to share,
about your walk,
or the answers you have found,
I’d love to read them in the comments.
Fearfully and Wonderfully Made