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Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series

Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.

What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 
Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 
Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.
 Walking with God in Love Part 3 of Series
Scripture reading – Ephesians 5:2.8: “And walk in love, just as Christ also loved us and gave Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a fragrant aroma… For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.
What does it mean to “walk (live, conduct our life) in love”?
Jesus put it this way in John 15:9.10(GW): I have loved you the same way the Father has loved Me. So live (continue, abide, remain) in My love. If you obey my commandments, you will live (abide, remain, continue) in My love. I have obeyed My Father's commandments, and in that way I live in His love.”
Dating a person can be an exciting experience – but it can be a challenge for dating involves two people.
You might not believe it but I used to date girls. Actually one stage in my life I dated a lot.
Often boys say, she is “my girlfriend” or girls say – he is “my boyfriend”.
Many such relationships start on highly emotional basis, sexual or physical attraction or selfishly shallow because of human instincts or peer and society’s pressures and expectations.
Some start on right foundation where higher motives such as character and personality of another become the main attraction.
Have you heard term, he or she is “dating around”?
Why do people “date around”?
They are looking for a suitable partner, for a true love experience, right?
Now, many people today “fall in love” and “fall out of love” rather quickly. It can be painful sometimes at least for one of those who date.
Many popular songs have that theme (example): “Please, release me let me go, I don’t love you anymore…” Or, “you let me down, so I am leaving you for a better love somewhere else…”
Aren’t you glad our Lord is not like that?
He is a relentless Pursuer and Suitor and everyone is on His dating list.
Have you heard the term, going steady”? That’s what Jesus is looking for. He is looking for His bride in every place.
So Heavenly Father sends His Holy Spirit making propositions to each human saying: “I am looking for a bride for My Son who would accept becoming His wife. Would you accept the wedding invitation?”
Jesus unlike us people is not about dating here and dating there. He is looking for a steady relationship – for Him there is only one way – “going steady”.
When the two individuals find the right match what happens next? They lose interest in all others and their focus is just on each other.
So they decide to “go steady”. And once they are “going steady”, it is a totally different story.
It’s as if a new life started for them both. Their old dates are out of mind and all focus is on the new relationship:
Romans 6:4: “We were buried therefore with Him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.”
This is how Enoch and Noah walked with God. They experienced God’s love and grace, trusted the Lord and in full trust accepted the mission He gave them.
But what does it mean “to walk with God?” Both kept in step with the Lord and must have been in harmony with His will and principles.
Amos 3:3: “Can two walk together unless they are agreed?”
It’s sad so few desired close love walk with their Maker before the flood. Most wandered away…
Many disciples walked with Jesus, they “started the dating process” but then changed their minds.
John 6:60.66:When many of Jesus' disciples heard Him, they said, "What He says is hard to accept. Who wants to listen to Him anymore?"… After this many of His disciples turned back and no longer walked with Him.”
Let’s look at some NT passages that talk about “walking with Christ”.
There are some things that cannot be part of “going steady” with Jesus:
Romans 13:13.14 (EMTV): “Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelries and drinking bouts, not in orgies and debaucheries, not in strife and jealousy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, for its lusts.”
Ephesians 4:1.2.17: “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called with all humility and meekness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love // Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.”  
And there are things that are part of such walk:
Ephesians 2:10: “For we are His handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”
2 Corinthians 6:1(ERV): “We are workers together with God. So we beg you: Don't let the grace that you received from God be for nothing.”
Once we accept the invitation and “go (walk) steady” with the Lord our Bridegroom we like John the Baptist become also “Bridegroom’s friends”:
John 3:29.30(Weymouth NT): He who has the bride is the bridegroom; and the bridegroom's friend who stands by his side and listens to him, rejoices heartily on account of the bridegroom's happiness. Therefore this joy of mine is now complete. He must grow greater, but I must grow less.”
Hebrews 6:10 (ISV): “For God is not so unjust as to forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have ministered to the saints and continue to minister to them.”
Colossians 1:10: “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 2:6: “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him.”
Let’s close with this passage from 1 John 4:7–11(ISV): “Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through Him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another.”
The Lord knows each of us intimately and He longs to “go steady with you and me in His way of love”.