December 13

That ye would walk worthy of God, Who hath called you unto His kingdom and glory” (I Thessalonians 2:12).

Walk worthy of God.  God has done so much for us; it only seems fair that we do all we can to walk worthy of Him and His plan for our lives.  We can easily become so consumed with our plans that we will forget to even consider the plan of God for us.  Don’t spend this day working toward the goals you have while neglecting the plan God has for you. 

I have seen wasted days in my life.  It is good for us to wake up and realize that we don’t have an unlimited supply of days to use for God.  Plan to walk worthy of God today.  Plan to put aside your desires and plans and replace those with the plans you know God has for you. 

Time in the Word of God is never wasted.  Time spent in prayer is never wasted.  Time spent in recalling and rejoicing in the blessings God has given you is never wasted.  Time given to praising God for Who He is, and what He is doing, and what He has done is not wasted time.  Time given to sharing the message of eternal life with others is not wasted time.  Helping someone who others have walked past and not helped is not wasted time.  Loving your family and friends is not a wasted effort. 

Jesus spent three years of His life here on this earth showing us what it meant to walk worthy of God.  Follow the pattern Jesus left for us today.  Instead of trying to follow the mold the world puts out there for us on a daily basis, follow the righteous pattern Jesus laid out for us in His Word.  Make it a goal today that you will do all you can to walk in a fashion that is worthy of the approval of God.  Don’t allow the time to slip past you today without doing something of eternal value for God.  Fanny Crosby wrote:

Verse 1: Thou my everlasting portion, more than friend or life to me; all along my pilgrim journey, Savior, let me walk with Thee.

Verse 2: Not for ease or worldly pleasure, nor for fame my pray’r shall be; gladly will I toil and suffer, only let me walk with Thee.

Verse 3: Lead me thru the vale of shadows, bear me o’er life’s fitful sea; then the gate of life eternal may I enter, Lord, with Thee.

Chorus: Close to Thee, close to Thee, then the gate of life eternal may I enter, Lord, with Thee.

The decision to walk close to God is your decision.  He has done all He can to walk close to you.  Draw near to Him … He will draw near to you.

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