Hello! It’s a beautiful, cool spring morning as I write this and I’m looking forward to getting outside for a walk in the next few minutes. And yes, if you’ve looked at the title of today’s post, you’ll see that walking goes right along with our topic!
What does it mean to walk with God? I actually answered that question in a previous post 🙂 But I would say it’s how we live on a daily basis, the habits we form, and the mindset we embrace. It’s fellowshipping with God and going in the same direction as He is. By studying His Word, we learn what His commands are and we live in obedience to them.
In the past, we’ve looked at different things about a wise woman – how she treats her husband, how she parents her children, and how she finds her identity in Christ, to name a few. Below I’ve listed five ways that a wise woman walks with God.
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God? ~Micah 6:8
A wise woman realizes her own limitations. She acknowledges that whatever she accomplishes is all because of God. None of us can be the wife, mother, daughter, friend, employee, or whatever other position we hold in our own strength and power. As we walk with God, we set aside our pride and self-sufficiency and rely on Him.
2. By Faith.
(For we walk by faith, not by sight:) ~2 Corinthians 5:7
A wise woman trusts God. She’s learning through reading and studying His Word and by personal experience that He is faithful.
Is this difficult? Yes! We want to see before we believe. But we can ask God to give us the confidence to believe His promises and to live by them.
3. In the Spirit.
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. ~Galatians 5:16
It’s natural to walk in the flesh. We want to do our own thing without considering what God would have us do.
Because Jesus is our Savior, we have God’s Holy Spirit living within us. He uses God’s Word to convict us of sin and to show us how to live. As we yield our hearts and minds to Him, we can choose to do right and turn away from our fleshly desires.
4. In Light.
If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. ~1 John 1:6-7
A wise woman desires to walk in freedom from sin. Because Jesus died for us, we have forgiveness of sin and can be free from its power over us. However, we still have to daily make the choice not to sin.
David’s prayer in Psalm 119:133 is a great one for us to pray for ourselves.
Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
5. In Good Works.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ~Ephesians 2:10
Just to be clear, we’re not doing good works to earn salvation. But God created us and He saved us, and He has a plan for us so that we might serve others and bring glory to Him.
May we each look at our lives and see if we’re growing as wise women who are walking with God!
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