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What Does It Mean to Walk with God?

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Walking with God is the walk of friendship. He is our Guide, Counselor and LORD.

When we say "walk" today we use it in the literal sense of moving one foot in front of the other. The term is used 315 times in Scripture. In many cases it is used to identify spiritual character or signify what direction taken:  walk with God or not.  

What does it mean to walk with God? 

In Genesis 5 we meet Enoch who walked so closely with God that he never died, God just took him.  In 2 Chronicles 27 we meet Jotham who grew powerful because he walked steadfastly before the Lord his God. Then there's those evil kings who came after King David - they walked in all their sins and their hearts were not wholly true to the LORD.  In the New Testament we are called to walk in the light, walk by faith and walk by the Spirit. 

What does it mean to walk with God?

It's the walk of friendship. He is our Guide, Counselor and LORD. When we acknowledge Him our movement is toward Him and with Him. We are sure and safe there. We know Him and trust Him. Turning in unison with His pleasing and acceptable will is always a place of protection.

This movement is so personal it can't be given away or exchanged. Restlessness, emptiness and sorrow proceed all efforts to move away from Him.

It's a warning.

It's correction,

It's love.

What does it mean to walk with God?

Only He can fill the secret places of our soul. The time we spend alone in friendship with Him always steers us in the right direction. He shepherds us to places He's prepared for us. He guides us by His voice and we know its truth. He covers us with His love. No matter what happens and no matter where we are God will supply all our needs in Christ Jesus.

To walk in friendship with God is to know Him - in the fullness of His love and the fellowship of His suffering.

This Immanuel God is with us. He orchestrates the melody of our heart. In this two-part harmony He brings contentment. He leads and we follow. The "God formed" heart is forever changed by His touch - fulfilled in His presence. Once you've  walked in the full fellowship with God you can never turn back. To be out of step is death. To be out of tune is disaster and heartache. In stopping we don't just fall down, we faint.

To walk with God is life.

To walk away is sorrow.

To walk alone IS dead man walking.

What does it mean to walk with God?  IT IS PERSONAL.

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For we walk by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

Walk by the Spirit...Galatians 5:16a

For You have rescued my soul from death, my eyes from tears, my feet from stumbling. I shall walk before the Lord in the land of the living. Psalm 116:8-9

...as for us, we will walk in the name of the LORD our God forever and ever. Micah 4:5

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