It is easy to tell people to walk faithfully, but what is more important is teaching people the importance of walking with God.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you, but to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly, with your God. Micah 6:8
When Jesus Christ returns to take his bride to Heaven I do NOT want to be left behind. I am certain that you feel the same way, right Friends? We must Walk Faithfully!
The Importance of Walking with God
We need to be walking faithfully with God now so we will know without a doubt we will be ready for when Jesus Christ returns. If you are walking with “someone,” you don’t want to be walking, in a different direction. If you’re walking in opposite directions you can’t speak to one another nor can you see what the other see’s. However, when you are walking with God your walk and will align with his walk and will.
That doesn’t mean YOU OR I will Walk Faithfully with God Perfectly!
Only Jesus Christ is Perfect! You and I are human and flawed and we will “mess up” over and over again. But God extends his mercy to us because he is a GOOD GOD! God desires for us to spend time with him. Our relationship with God will become stagnant if we don’t make it a priority.
What happens is, we can get so busy and before you know it he’s on the back burner simmering and waiting for us to decide to make time for him. Ouch!
Are you fervently looking for opportunities to show God you understand the importance of walking with Him?
Are you seeking people out who needs to hear the gospel or do you stay on the sidelines? Do you convince yourself thinking that area is to bad for me to go in? Someone else will do it!
I want to be totally honest I am NOT always looking for those opportunities. I make the excuse that someone else is more qualified than I am. He or she can connect on a better level than I ever could. I even bargain with God which by the way you will lose…EVERY TIME!
God wants willing vessels to proclaim his goodness to others. If only we would take that first small step of faith God would guide our feet and give our mouths the words to speak.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23
Our worship is understanding the importance of walking with God, and doing it faithfully!
When you attend your Church services do you go in with the knowledge that it’s one on one time between you and the Lord? Our sole focus should be lifting high the Matchless name of Jesus Christ our Savior. When you are singing praises to the King do you envision that God is your audience of one?
Is God the ONLY one you are singing to?
Are you focusing on those around you instead of focusing on your Savior? Are you consumed by what others may think? I know I am Guilty and I freely admit that! God deserves our very best. I have had many experiences where I have been meditating on God and have felt his presence so strong it’s as if I’m swaying in a slow dance.
I LONG for those moments!
Prayer is Walking Faithfully with God as well
As born again believers of Jesus Christ the importance of walking with God is making time to pray in secret (wherever that may be) and have fervent one on one-time prayer. God wants us to bow down on our knees laying ourselves bare before him. We should long to only know and understand him more. If we would just seek his face can you imagine how strong our faith would become?
The Joy of Walking with God
Sweet Friend, when you are walking with God it’s by far the sweetest relationship you will have. In other words, you are declaring to the world who matters most in your life. You will find unsurmountable peace and rest for your weary soul that you didn’t realize you were looking for and found when you entered into a relationship with God himself.
Benefits of Walking with God
Walking with God gives you the assurance when you take your last breath on earth you’ll be taking your next breath in Heaven. In all honesty, there is NO greater reward than this we will receive. To hear the words…His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master. Matthew 25:21
Walking in the Ways of God
When we are saved we are commanded to walk in the ways of God. To do this we must study God’s scriptures so we can imitate Him and his ways. With this in mind, it’s so we can show the lost and dying world the way of grace, love. and walking towards the path of righteousness.
Scriptures that show the Importance of Walking with God
As you, therefore, have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him. Colossians 2:6
I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Galatians 5:16
He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked. 1 John 2:6
Blessed are the undefiled in the way, Who walk in the law of the Lord! Psalm 119:1
Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. Deuteronomy 8:6
I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called. Ephesians 4:1
For You have delivered my soul from death. Have You not kept my feet from falling, That I may walk before God. In the light of the living. Psalm 56:13
But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:4
Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” Whenever you turn to the right hand, Or whenever you turn to the left. Isaiah 30:21
But this is what I commanded them, saying, “Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you shall be my people. And walk in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well with you. Jeremiah 7:23
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. Deuteronomy 10:12
The Importance of walking with the Lord is He becomes our focus and our hearts longs for Him and seeks His presence.
God is so good to us and he is always faithful and dependable in our daily walk with him. He gives us knowledge and wisdom when we come before Him every day to study the Bible and meditate on his scriptures. In conclusion, we must desire to have fellowship with Jesus Christ. In doing this our worldly desires will decrease and our desire to Please God will abundantly increase. May God find us faithful to the end Friends.
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