So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever. –Psalm 119:44 (KJV)
In Jesus Christ, we find the freedom to walk in faith. Walking in faith empowers. Walking in self, which is our strength and our power, holds us back. Faith in Jesus Christ empowers us to go forward. I often encounter people of stalled faith; therefore, their faith stagnates rather than grows. They have lost their forward momentum. Moreover, with the loss of their forward momentum they have lost the joy of living. Be careful about this happening because the next thing you know bitterness will set in. Lose your forward motion and we become bitter. Bitterness is like having to be on your knees for a little while, maybe to do a little gardening or cleaning. When you go to get back up you wonder if you are going to make it. There is some groaning; oh, that is painful! We can hear our joints in our knees seizing up. Ouch! Bitterness is like that. We have an aching in the soul. We are down spiritually and we wonder if we will be able to get back up. When we try, it hurts. Jesus Christ liberates, empowers, and gets us back on our feet again.
What the psalmist was saying was a declaration that he would be faithful to God all the days of his life. Nothing would hinder him in that pursuit. Are we willing to make the same commitment? Let us proclaim, “I am going to walk with Jesus all the way!”
God bless you today.