Walking with God........
Colossians 2:6,7 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him: Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.
In the journey of life I often counsel people to just simply walk with God. It's amazing to see how this fixes everything. This verse details for each of us what it's about.
1) It starts out by receiving Christ Jesus the Lord
Their is such an ignorance among people about this today. People actually believe that they become Christians because they were baptized as an infant. Baptism is not the Saviour Jesus Christ is the Saviour. Furthermore you were not able to believe as a baby. Your parents believed for you. The Bible teaches us clearly that receiving Christ Jesus the Lord is something that is personal between each of us and the Lord. John 1:11-13 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
Are you walking with God today as a result of this? Can you say with full assurance that you have received Christ Jesus the Lord? Do you remember a time and place you were "Born Again"? I'm shocked today when I hear about people that are so flippant with eternity. Hey folks, eternity is a long time, it's like forever and forever don't play around with it!!!
Ephesians 2:8,9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves:it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
If your trusting in your good works to get you Heaven your not going to go. It's not of works! Receive Christ Jesus the Lord today by faith and see what happens. You will changed from the inside out and your life will be transformed by the power of the Word of God!
2) It continues by growing
The Bible teaches us in this verse that we are to be rooted and built up in Him. When something is rooted it means it is growing and maturing. We must do the same. One of the ways we do that is by reading and studying the Bible. Do you have a plan for this? As busy as I am in all areas of the ministry I always take time for this in the morning. Actually I was so excited to get to my office this morning I was up before 5. It's a thrill to grow in the Lord! Are you growing? Do you really believe you are walking with Him? My prayer is that you are maturing in your walk with God!
3) It's evident by your thankfulness
The text says that we are abounding with thanksgiving. Are you a thankful person? It's quite obvious that some people do not walk with God. You can immediately tell it by their attitude. They are so negative and ungrateful for life. My heart hurts for these people. They make everyone around them miserable. You say Pastor Bell what's the fix? It's simple, walk with God! Know your saved, grow in Christ and be a thankful person. Wow, you make it so simple, well it is! Why not make the decision today to just do right and walk with God and see what happens. My prayer is that we can continue to impact our area for Christ by exhibiting "real Christianity"! May the God of Heaven grant it.
If you would have any questions regarding how to Walk with God I'm always available for an appointment. Call the church office at 2073240777 and my beautiful wife will set up an appointment and we can "chat"!