The book of Ephesians is about identity. It's about learning who we are, living who are, and then leveraging who we are. When we do that, we stop walking in defeat, and instead, walk with our heads held high. Lori Wilhite draws on her experience as the pastor's wife of a large congregation located in the town otherwise named 'Sin City' to share the truth of what Paul tells the Ephesians about unity and its direct reflection of our hearts, our focus, and our love for God.
It's time to walk with your head held high. This means that you walk with confidence and strength in who God created you to be. Embracing that you are chosen changes everything.
Our transgressions and our sins don’t just make us spiritually sick or badly injured, they make us completely dead. Sometimes I want to do what’s good, but I just do what’s bad, too. If we want to walk with our heads held high, we also need to realize we’ve been revived, made alive again, with Christ.
If you want to walk with your head held high, you must first bow it in prayer. Bended knees is a physical posture that represents the position of our hearts—submitting to the will and purpose of God. Prayer empowers by filling us with strength and power. We’re empowered by prayer when we fully understand God’s love for us.
Even if you feel unqualified, unworthy, or unprepared, God has given you a calling, a ministry. True humility isn’t putting yourself down but rather lifting up God and others. If we want to live worthy, we need to also remember that God’s kingdom is worthy. God is looking for people who believe his name is worthy.
Jesus shed light on the dark places so we can share light in the dark places. We can go through life without much life going through us. Every day we need to ask God to fill us with his Spirit—that the Holy Spirit will guide us and direct us.
We can’t make a stand hunched over and slumped under the weight of insecurity, shame, and fear. No! We take our stand, shoulders back, chin up, head held high. We need to stand firm in God’s strength so we can stand up under life’s challenges. The enemy doesn’t stand a chance when you stand in God’s strength.