Walking In Love

by | Jan 19, 2018

Walking In Love I Daily Walk Devotion

Walking In Love

Walking in love isn’t always easy. Some days are just a grind to get through it. It doesn’t matter what we do to make it better, nothing works. We can try all of the positive thinking we want, it amounts to nothing. Keep walking. Some days we just need to put one step in front of the other. Those days Paul instructs us to walk in love.

Ephesians 4:1-2

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love,

Walk Worthy

Walking in love requires that we walk worthy. Whether the day is going good or bad, our walk should always be worthy of being called a Christian. Some of the best testimony we can give for God is how we handle difficult times. Those who don’t follow Jesus are watching to see how we will handle difficult situations. When they notice a difference in us, they will start to seek us out for counsel. They will want what we have inside of us.

There are three keys to walking in a manner worthy of Christ. Paul shows us that we should exhibit humility, patience, and love. These three together pack a powerful punch. They allow us to get through the difficult days and they keep us grounded through the good one.

Walk Humbly

Walking in love requires that we walk humbly. Humility is that character trait where we realize that we are a sinner saved by grace. We understand that there is nothing good in us outside of the atoning work of Christ. We aren’t impressed with ourselves but are very sober to our shortcomings.

Walk Patiently

Walking in love requires that we walk with patience. Patience is a spiritual fruit that the Holy Spirit produces in us. It is rooted in our humility because we understand that we have no right to be impatient with others because we need patience just as much as they do. The Spirit often produces patience in us through our trial and error.

Walk in Love

Finally, walking in love requires that we exhibit love. This is the greatest of all attributes a believer can show. To love like Jesus means that our heart has been transformed and that we understand the love Christ has for us. We freely give this love because Christ loved us first. Love often means that we need to with bear with unbearable people using all the humility and patience we can scrape together.   Our faith is a long journey and exhibiting these three traits will make it more enjoyable.