To walk worthy of God’s calling is a goal Paul taught and by God’s grace, he fulfilled and we fulfill.
When we walk worthy in that mode, God fulfills every good pleasure of goodness and work of faith with power.
In that, the name of our Lord Jesus is glorified in us and we are glorified in Him, “according to the grace of our God and of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
That is the essence of the following prayer Paul prayed for the Thessalonians and us. We can pray it for each other. Paul introduces that prayer in this context:
“Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Yeshua the Messiah.
We are bound to always give thanks to God for you, brothers, even as it is appropriate, because your faith grows exceedingly, and the love of each and every one of you toward one another abounds, so that we ourselves boast about you in the assemblies of God for your perseverance and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which you endure. This is an obvious sign of the righteous judgment of God, to the end that you may be counted worthy of God’s Kingdom, for which you also suffer. For it is a righteous thing with God to repay affliction to those who afflict you, and to give relief to you who are afflicted with us when the Lord Yeshua is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels in flaming fire, punishing those who don’t know God, and to those who don’t obey the Good News of our Lord Yeshua, who will pay the penalty: eternal destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might, when he comes in that day to be glorified in his holy ones and to be admired among all those who have believed, because our testimony to you was believed.” 2 Thessalonians 1:1-10 WMB
In that context, Paul prays we will walk worthy.
“…for which also we do pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of the calling, and may fulfill all the good pleasure of goodness, and the work of the faith in power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 YLT.
When we do that, we walk worthy of God’s calling. (Ephesians 4:1-2)
Our good pleasure of goodness and work of faith in God’s power.
Present your bodies a living sacrifice.
“1 Therefore I urge you, brothers (and sisters), by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service. Don’t be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what is the good, well-pleasing, and perfect will of God.”
God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith.
“3 For I say through the grace that was given me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of yourself more highly than you ought to think; but to think reasonably, as God has apportioned to each person a measure of faith. For even as we have many members in one body, and all the members don’t have the same function, so we, who are many, are one body in Messiah, and individually members of one another, having gifts differing according to the grace that was given to us:”
If you can do it, do it.
“6 if prophecy, let’s prophesy according to the proportion of our faith; or service, let’s give ourselves to service; or he who teaches, to his teaching; or he who exhorts, to his exhorting; he who gives, let him do it with generosity; he who rules, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness.
Walking in Love.
“9 Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor that which is evil. Cling to that which is good. In love of the brothers (and sisters) be tenderly affectionate to one another; in honor prefer one another, not lagging in diligence, fervent in spirit, serving the Lord, rejoicing in hope, enduring in troubles, continuing steadfastly in prayer, contributing to the needs of the holy ones, and given to hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless, and don’t curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice. Weep with those who weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Don’t set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Don’t be wise in your own conceits. Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men. Don’t seek revenge yourselves, beloved, but give place to God’s wrath. For it is written, “Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay, says the Lord.” Therefore “If your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him a drink; for in doing so, you will heap coals of fire on his head.” Don’t be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:1-21 WMB
~ Bill Bremer