“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.” (Colossians 1:9, 10)
Please don’t be deceived dear brothers and sisters. Yes, the Lord has standards and desires for His children to walk in a “manner worthy to Him” and in a way that’s “pleasing.”
Simply put: He wants us to obey Him. This does not come naturally, but if we have truly asked Christ to be the Lord and Savior of our lives, He has not left us to fend for ourselves; He has gifted us His Holy Spirit. So if we deny ourselves and just pray, “God make me like Jesus, help me obey You,” He will.
“… for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13)
Allow God to work in you through prayer, requesting help from Him, and He will do it. Prove to Him you want to please Him by spending time in His Word daily, not just letting Him hear from you, but you’re also hearing from Him. You cannot know His will if you ignore His Word.
If you’re at a place where you’re unsure of letting go, afraid He might turn you into something you don’t want to be, you’ve simply have yet to grasp His incredible love for you, a love no one on this planet can come a hairbreadth close to.
“He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
“All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. God has now revealed to us his mysterious plan regarding Christ, a plan to fulfill his own good pleasure. And this is the plan: At the right time he will bring everything together under the authority of Christ—everything in heaven and on earth. Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan. God’s purpose was that we Jews who were the first to trust in Christ would bring praise and glory to God. And now you Gentiles have also heard the truth, the Good News that God saves you. And when you believed in Christ, he identified you as his own by giving you the Holy Spirit, whom he promised long ago. The Spirit is God’s guarantee that he will give us the inheritance he promised and that he has purchased us to be his own people. He did this so we would praise and glorify him.” (Ephesians 1:3-14)
He loves you.
Trust Him, and
Know your worth,