Live a Fruitful and Worthy Life

Live a Fruitful and Worthy Life

Scripture —

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you and asking God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all spiritual wisdom and understanding. And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.     Colossians 1: 9-10

Observation  

The Apostle Paul was a man of God who kept praying for the people he pastored and led. His prayers included asking God to fill them with His will, His wisdom and understanding. This was so that the people would be able to clearly comprehend how they could walk worthy of the calling they had received in the Lord to be fruitful and to make a difference with their lives. 

What is true for the Colossians is also true for us. Every day we can be filled with God’s Spirit and understand God’s will for our lives. To walk worthy means to step into God’s grace and understand that as we cooperate with Him, we can live in such a way that we honor the Lord with our decisions. Those decisions have to do with drawing close to Him through prayer and doing daily devotions so that we have His heart and wisdom for people. We have the privilege to lead others into relationship with God and disciple them in such a way that they can bring others to Him. 

Application

God’s will doesn’t have to be a mystery. I am encouraged to know that we can pray and seek the Lord so that we can discern how best to live for Him and walk worthy of His calling for us.  

I am inspired by these words to make sure I am hearing God’s voice and responding to Him in obedience. It’s one thing to do the things we enjoying doing, but true surrender and obedience has to do with hearing God direct me to do some things that take time, hard work and aren’t always the things I want to do. I must be willing to pay the price of dying to self in order to live for Him. 

Prayer

Thank you, Lord for helping me to discern your will for my life. Fill me with your Holy Spirit and help me to walk worthy of all You have called me to. I set my heart to please You in all things in attitude and action. 

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