Walk [habitually] before Me [with integrity, knowing that you are always in My presence], and be blameless and complete [in obedience to Me] (Genesis 17:1 AMP).
The key to having God’s “abundant life”—His love, peace and joy—is daily keeping God in His rightful place in our priorities. God said to Abraham, to walk before him consistently and habitually…Notice that God instructed Abraham to be habitual in walking with Him and living for Him. This can only be possible by establishing daily habits of prayer, worship and regular, consistent time spent in His Word and doing his pleasure.
Friends, you see the Word of God is amazing. It contains wisdom, encouragement, comfort and inspiration for every conceivable human problem or dilemma. His Word brings peace and stability to our spirits, and it will renew our minds (see Romans 12:2). Daily get excited about getting into the Bible! Make it your goal to have a deep, intimate relationship with God. Let Him into every area of your life. If you constantly look to other people for answers and validation, pray about this and ask the Lord to help you stop doing that and instead look to Him. As we live to please God, He promises to bless our lives and make us prosper.
When you decide to serve God with your whole heart and make Him first in your life, your soul will prosper and your joy and peace will increase. Remember to lean on Him more than anything else, and tell Him, “God, I want to do this, but I can’t do it without You.” He doesn’t expect you to live for Him in your own strength or ability, and He understands when you make mistakes. He will grant you the grace to live in a way that pleases Him.
I Declare: Lord thank you for the privilege of inviting me to walk with you in my journey of life. I receive the grace I need to do the things that brings you pleasure.
Ignite Thought: Those who walk before God experience the joy of God working in them and through them!