He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.
We see this all through the Bible – in both the Old and New Testaments. God wants to walk and converse with His people.
We see it in the life of Adam; the first man. God would meet with him and they would walk together in the garden. Even after all these years, God is still looking for someone who’s willing to walk with Him.
I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.
This is the cry of God’s heart. It’s one of the greatest privileges that we have as Christians. To be able to relate to the Creator of the universe.
And yet, only a small percentage of people avail themselves to this great offer. It’s probably because in our human nature we want things our way. Oh, yes, I want the blessing of God on my life. But I want them on my terms.
Do two walk together unless they have agreed to do so?
This is the big problem of walking with God. It happens over and over in our Christian experience. Walking together requires agreement.
It doesn’t matter whether I’m walking with other believers or the Lord Jesus. The two of us have to be in agreement. The thing about God is; He’s not going to change His attitude about anything. I’m the one who’ll have to change in order for us to agree.
That’s why it’s all about relationship. It’s a growing process. There has to be a level of trust that’s only built up over time.
I don’t learn to trust God by hearing one sermon and making a decision. It only comes through quality time spent with Him in His presence. It’s developed as we do life together – the Lord and me.
There’s a lot we need to understand about relationships. They’re always a learning experience. Relationships grow and mature over time. When it comes to relating with God, there are aspects to it that only He can teach us.
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart, that I may fear your name.
The more we allow Him to show us, the closer our walk with Him becomes. But for this to take place we have to give Him our undivided attention. Time spent in the Spirit is never wasted. It reaps eternal dividends.
I want to talk about this important concept for a couple of posts.
Question: What are some things that you’ve learned in your walk with Christ?
© Nick Zaccardi 2016