Christian Growth, Deeper Walk, Faith, Jesus Christ, Salvation, Spiritual Warfare

Stand Tall and Walk Worthy

Sunday at church, I was having a hard time focusing on anything. I even gave up trying to take notes, because my almost-two year old was wriggling and distracting me. But, there is one thing the preacher said, that  jumped out at me, and it has stuck with me all week.

“You have as much right as anybody to get your prayers answered, Jesus Christ paid for that right.”

Do you ever feel unworthy to approach God? And since you feel that way, you just kind of avoid him throughout your day? Maybe its because you haven’t read your Bible, or you’ve had a lingering attitude, or other un-confessed sin that is unbecoming of a child of the King. For whatever reason, you’re feeling the direct or indirect weight of your sin; Slumping around, and out of shame, ignoring the very one who can lift the weight and set you free.

I do this alot more than I care to admit!

As women, it is easy to live according to our feelings. But, when it comes to our worth, we cannot judge that by feelings. Feelings lie. You may feel unimportant, but that does not mean that you actually are unimportant. You may feel like a failure, but that doesn’t make you a failure. One of the worst attacks that I get on a regular basis from Satan, is that I am useless, and not valuable. That my family would do well without me, etc…, etc… It’s a lie! I know I’m not the only one that gets attacked in this area, because I’ve talked to others that have the same battle. The best thing to do, when Satan is attacking you with lies, is grit your teeth and stand on the word of God. You can’t always trust yourself or your feelings, but you can always trust the word of God. 

 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16

Satan doesn’t want us to walk in the Spirit, because If we do, he cannot touch us. Walking in the Spirit means coming to God every day, with every step, living-abiding in him. With him on the edge of your thoughts when you’re doing something else. Praying always, without ceasing. Having the mind of Christ. If Satan can make us feel unworthy, or ashamed to approach God, then he can keep us from walking in the Spirit. The preacher said recently, “Do you know what God expects out of you in the area of walking in the Spirit? Complete and utter failure!”

That’s just it! In my own strength, I will fail. Every. Single. Time.  But, he is my strength.

The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. Habakkuk 3:19a

I don’t have to DO anything, except come before him with all my sin and all my humanity: obey him, and rest in him.The truth is, I am not perfect, but that doesn’t make me worthless.I cannot base my worth on how perfect I am, I must base it on how much Jesus Christ was willing to pay for me [I Corinthians 6:20].  I cannot expect to be perfect, but I know from the word of God that I am justified. [Romans 5:1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:] And, because of that justification, I have access to God.  I don’t have to be perfect, because he is perfect in my stead!

So yes, I am unworthy to approach God every single day, but He wanted me to be able to approach him, so he made a way through his Son, Jesus Christ. Rememeber that, the next time you start feeling like God doesn’t want to hear from you because of your sinfulness. Remember the woman taken in adultery? Did he condemn her? No. Did he charge her with her sin? No.  He told her to go, and sin no more. The same thing he will tell you and I, when we come to him with our sin.

Romans 8:33-34 Who shall lay any thing to the charge of God’s elect? It is God that justifieth. Who is he that condemneth? It is Christ that died, yea rather, that is risen again, who is even at the right hand of God, who also maketh intercession for us.

So, when I feel my humanity, and like Adam in the garden, try to hide myself from my God, [because I know I’ve been disobedient] he has already made a covering for my shame.

Revelation 19:7-8 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

Genesis 15:6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

Romans 10:10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

Are you feeling condemnation? Do you feel unworthy? Have you been avoiding God?

Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

I want to walk worthy. I want to be a vessel to honour.

1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, That ye would walk worthy of God, who hath called you unto his kingdom and glory.

If Paul was beseeching the Children of God, that they would walk worthy, then it stands to reason, that it is possible to walk unworthily.

2 Timothy 2:20 But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour.

As a believer, when I feel condemnation, it’s either because I’ve been walking after the flesh and not the Spirit, or because I’ve been believing the lies of Satan. The antidote is simple.

Either

A. If I’ve been walking after the flesh and have unconfessed sin fall down before God and come clean!  I John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Or

B. If Satan’s lies are making me feel condemned. Do what the Bible says. Resist the devil and he will flee from you, draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. And STAND on the TRUTH of GOD, not the LIES of the enemy!

You cannot be perfect.

You will never be perfect in this life.

You are your harshest judge.

Give yourself the same grace that Jesus Christ gives you.

Every day, confess your sins. Confess your faults, and then go on ahead and walk worthy!

If you sin, confess again! And then you can stand tall and walk worthy!WalkWorthy


Oswald Chambers said to “Launch out in reckless belief that the redemption is complete.” It’s true! The redemption is complete. The war is won. God doesn’t pick and choose which sins he will forgive you of. All you have to do is ask, and he will forgive, cleanse and restore you to fellowship with him! If you’re going to walk with God and abide in Christ, daily prayer and confession (to God) is a must! Don’t let the enemy have the victory! If you have been saved, you are a child of the Most High King. You’re royalty, so stand tall, and walk worthy, girl!

“You have as much right as anybody to get your prayers answered, Jesus Christ paid for that right.”

 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need. Hebrews 4:15-16

More on Stading Tall and How to Walk Worthy in this Printable Study Help. Download here: Stand Tall & Walk Worthy.pdf


Balm in Secret Prayer

Words by Fanny Crosby Music by John R Sweney

Pray on, pray on, O trusting heart,
Let not thy courage fail;
But take thy Savior at His word,
And know thou shalt prevail.

Refrain

Tho’ the cross is hard to bear,
There is balm in secret prayer;
Go and tell thy sorrows there,
And leave it all with Jesus.

What tho’ thy prayers thro’ many tears
May reach His throne on high;
He knows the anguish of thy heart,
And will not pass thee by.

Refrain

Perhaps in some desponding hour,
When hope has well nigh past,
The light will burst upon thy soul,
And joy be thine at last.

Refrain

Pray on, pray on, O weary not,
Whate’er thy trial be;
But lean thy faith on Him who said,
It shall be well with thee.

Refrain


Thanks for reading Stand Tall, & Walk Worthy.  If you enjoyed this article, and you think someone else might too, please feel free to share. You can follow me on FacebookTwitterInstagram & Pinterest. May the Lord Bless You!

7 thoughts on “Stand Tall and Walk Worthy”

  1. Once again, I enjoyed reading this! Great and helpful, with many passages that come straight to the point! 🙂
    I know I have felt this way in the past and have done even today! I know doing my daily devotions and prayer-time will help this area! I’d appreciate your prayers for me! ❤
    Thank you so much for this post! They are always easy, but fulfilling when I read each one you send out! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s