When was the last time you went for a walk? When we had our first son, we would often go for walks after dinner in the summer. I recall the peacefulness of just holding our little one and enjoying the presence of each another. What does it mean to walk with God? The word walk is used many times in the Bible and in its original Hebrew and Greek language, walk has different meanings depending on the context it is used in. One means to continue to grow steadily (Old Testament), the other means to conduct my life (New Testament). Remember Enoch in the Old Testament? His life was summed up in one line, and what an amazing one: Enoch walked faithfully with God (Genesis 5:24). Our Scripture today is in the New Testament, Galatians 5:16 reminds us to walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry the desires of the flesh. What happens when we don’t walk with God? After the fall (Gen 3:8), Adam and Eve heard the sound of God as He was walking in the garden. Adam recognized God’s presence. God allows us to find Him, and even beckons us, “where are you?” (v.9) God also walks with us. Isn’t that amazing? Since the beginning of time, God was there. He is and always will be. Like Adam, we may hide or isolate ourselves when we walk in disobedience. Yet our Abba Father, our Creator, and our Redeemer calls out to us and gently reminds us He is right beside us. Let’s choose to walk with God every day.

Remain in Me, and I will remain in you. John 15:4

 

-Sister in Christ, INSPIRE

 

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