Ephesians 4:1 I therefore . . . urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called.
How are you walking, today?
Are you just shuffling along, barely lifting one foot in front of the other. yawning and tired? You have little energy and each day seems the same old same old. You need to be revitalized, but not with a super caffeine drink. You need a dose of promise. The remember that the Lord’s mercies are new every morning, ( Lamentations 3:2 3)and each day is another chance to renew your faith, increase your spiritual energy ( Isaiah 40:31) and look around for the blessings on this path. Look up from your feet and notice.
Are you bent over with a burden? Does your back and shoulders ache and you are not sure you can move one more step? Remember Jesus says if you are heavy laden to come to Him and He will refresh you. (Matthew 11:28) Take Him up on the offer. Take a load off. Let Him carry it.
Are your feet killing you? Sit down and rest. Dwell awhile in prayer and slowly that throbbing will cease. There is a balm in Gilead, the hymn says, that sooths the hurting soul. Let God heal you awhile. In fact, let Him carry you a bit. (Deuteronomy 1:31)
Have you stubbed your toe on a stone you didn’t see in the path? The Psalm says God’s Word is a lamp unto your feet and a light into your path. (Psalm 119:105) Ask God to reveal the obstacles and show you the way around them, or to remove them.
Life can be burdensome, hurtful, tiring and filled with things that block our path. But, we have a God in Heaven who understands that. He want to walk with you today. So throw your shoulders back, feel the Son’s warmth on your back rejuvenating you. You are a child who is loved. You have blessings ahead you cannot imagine. Skip happily down life’s road, and when you come across an obstacle, walk confidently knowing there is nothing that you cannot handle when Christ is by your side giving you the strength. (Philippians 4:13) If there is something precarious, know He can give you the sure foot of a deer (Psalm 18:33 ), your feet won’t slip. (Psalm 121:3).
Read these Scripture passages and realize once again who loves you and guides you as you walk down the path of life. That ought to put a spring in your step. Walk in the manner worthy of your calling. Walk like the child of the King- confident, without fear. Soon others who are trudging along will stop, watch and follow.