We are commanded to walk the walk, besides talking the talk as Christians. But do we really walk the Christian walk?
1 John 2:6 (KJV) “He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as he walked.”
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 (KJV) “As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, (12) That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.”
God does not instruct His people to do the impossible. We cannot shake our heads and slouch our shoulders and mumble that we are unable to obey.
The good we do is God at work within us. Knowing this, we realize that to walk in a manner worthy of God is to walk in such a way that our walking is God walking through us.
We must walk. We must move our feet and set our eyes on the hills He has called us to ascend. We must avoid the snares of the tempter, flee from sexual temptation, and abandon consuming greed, put aside the ways of the world. We must stretch out our hands to the poor, open our mouths to the lost, lift up the eyes of the downcast, set straight the path of a wayward brother/sister.
God put us where we live for a reason—and that reason isn’t only about our own needs and comfort and preferences. Perhaps someone two doors down has been praying for an end to loneliness, and you are the one He’s chosen to answer that prayer. Maybe a kind word or a helping hand, a silent prayer or a friendly smile are all the light the person at the end of the road will see today. These are needs we can meet if we step out in faith and look to see where God is directing our hearts.