“For I command you this day to love the Lord your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.”

Deuteronomy 30:16 NLT


 

“Walk This Way” by Run DMC and Aerosmith was a revolutionary song that merged the pioneering sound of hip-hop with rock ‘n’ roll. It broke the floodgates for white, middle-class teenagers to become the number one consumers of a music genre birthed in poor black neighborhoods in the inner city.

When we “walk this way” we break barriers! When we follow the example of Jesus and live out his teachings, we experience life and life more abundantly. Jesus is the link that allows humanity to cross over from the Old Testament, which is based upon keeping the law, to the New Testament, which is based upon grace.

God’s promise to Moses was fulfilled in Jesus. The principle of that promise still holds true for us.

  1. Love the Lord your God. Jesus said that the greatest two commandments can be summarized down to this, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength and the second is just as important, Love your neighbor as you love yourself.” When we walk this way we will be fruitful in the place God is taking us.
  2. Jesus said, “If you love me keep my commandments!” When we truly love God we want to live a life that is holy and acceptable. It’s not about keeping a bunch of rules, but rather striving to walk the way Jesus walked.
  3. When we walk in his ways God will allow us to be multipliers in the land where he’s taking us. Jesus said, “Those that have left houses and land for my sake will inherit that and some in this life but along with it comes persecution.” Jesus also promises that we would become fishers of men and disciple-makers. When our ways are pleasing to God and we walk in his ways, he will make us into multipliers in the place he’s taking us!

Dear God,

Order my steps in your word dear Lord. Lead me. Guide me. Every day, send your anointing so I can walk in THE WAY you would have me to go! Today, I look for opportunities to multiply what you’ve already given me. My goal is to give you more back than what you gave me. I’m ready for the multiplying effect! I’m ready to crossover into this new place you are taking me and your church. 

 In Jesus’ Name,

Amen