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Taking Inventory

Updated: Mar 31, 2020

In Ephesians 4:1, Paul urges us to “walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called” What does that mean for us today?

In his message (listen here), Belafae talked about how in business there is an audit season. When I worked in retail, we would close the store and take inventory and would literally count everything in the store. It was important to know our exact position. The same is true concerning our health. It is not enough to tell the doctor we feel fine. He will weigh us, take our blood pressure, and do blood work so he/she can cave an accurate picture of our health. In order to have that worthy walk, we must take an audit of our walk with God.

We are called Christians because we have placed our faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Are we a people who seek to know and obey the Bible? (James 1:22) Are we known by the fruit of the Spirit? (Galatians 5:22-23) When people look at us do the see Jesus Christ?

You may be thinking that this is impossible. When we try to do this in our own strength, it is. However, the God who expects us to walk in a worthy manner also gives us His grace through the power of the Holy Spirit. He will never ask us to do something without the ability and resources to do it.

Walking in a worthy manner means walking as if God is with us. Psalm 139 tells us that He is. Examine your actions and ask yourself how God would react if you did or thought that in His presence. Admit to him you cannot live without His power in your life and beg him to take control.

Take time to day to go over the fruit of the Spirit listed in Galatians 5:22-23. Examine how evident each of these fruits are evident in your life. When you see an area of weakness, ask God to give you more of His Spirit so that your walk is more worthy of the calling He has put on your life. Tom Firasek

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