Sent to live a life worthy of the Lord.


Col 1: 10 – 12 We pray that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, joyfully giving thanks to the Father


Hopefully, we will never quit learning and growing and therefore maturing. Just as we had to learn how to live as human beings in this world after being born as completely dependent babies, so we also can learn how to live as spiritual people. Just as our parents taught us how to walk physically, so the Spirit of God teaches us how to walk spiritually.


Col 1: 10 – 12 shows us four ways in which we walk to live lives worthy of the Lord. (1) We must walk in increasing knowledge of God. (2) We must walk in fruitful service. (3) We must walk in Spiritual power. (4) And we must walk in joyful thanksgiving.


The Lord sends those he had chosen and equipped for everlasting life, to live lives worthy to him, glorifying him, in every aspect of our lives.


Think of all God has done for you. Yes, the greatest blessing for which we should be thankful for, is our salvation. It is the greatest gift that anyone can be given.


What Jesus did on the cross, dying and paying for our sins, changed the destination of our walk from hell to heaven. Even eternity is not long enough to thank God for that. And then God has continued to bless us with an immeasurable number of other blessings. If we see all that God has done, we do not want to live any other way than worthy of the Lord, pleasing and praising him in everything we do as we live as joyful thankful Christians.


Giving thanks is the worship of mature children of God. It is an acknowledgment of the goodness and grace of God. It increases our faith. And it shows others our trust in God.  We are sent to live this Christian life, to encourage others to surrender all facets of living to the Kingship of Jesus and the increase of God’s Kingdom.


Being a Christian is something you must be, as well as something you have to do.

You cannot do it, without being it, but you must do it, or you cannot be it.

Who you are – a Christian believer - and how you live - the Christian life - always go together.