A Positive, Uplifting Journey
Be Strong, Be Well — Monday, June 22
The Bible describes one’s manner of life by using the word “walk.” It appears over 200 times in both the Old and New Testaments.
We make our choice to walk in the light or in darkness, on a path leading to God or away from Him. We choose to walk with Him in the Spirit or in the way of the world.
“Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life" (John 8:12).
Focusing on our walk with God and in the light is a positive, uplifting journey, full of blessings from Him.
When we were baptized and buried together with Christ, in the waters of baptism, we were raised up together with Christ to “walk in newness of life” (Romans 6:4).
The Christian starts on a new journey. We walk “by faith" and "after the Spirit." We “walk worthy” of our calling and as “children of light.” We "walk in love," just as Jesus walked (1 John 2:6).
“If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit...And as many as walk according to this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and upon the Israel of God” (Galatians 5:25, 6:16).
“And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma...For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light” (Ephesians 5:2, 8).
“As you have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving” (Colossians 2:6-7).
“If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1 John 1:6, 7).
The promises God fulfills for those who choose to walk with Him are remarkable. Receiving blessings in this life is only the beginning. By walking faithfully in the light of God’s word, He promised to open the gates of heaven so we can walk right in and stay forever. —Chris