Walking with the Lord
A revelation from one of our community:
Believe me, I’ve heard this expression many times in my Christian life. However, I actually never had a clue of what it would look like to walk with the Lord. I feel like recently I got to a bigger understanding of what is means and I would love to share about that!
As I sat down last week to have silent time with the Lord, God told me to read Ephesians 5, so I did. A few paragraphs of the chapter really stood out to me, and I discovered they were all about walking:
“Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.” (Verse 1-2)
“Walk as children of light, for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true, and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Verse 8-9)
“Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of time, because the days are evil. (…) Be filled with the Spirit, addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with our heart, giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father.(…) ”(Verse 15-20)
Jesus came to the earth to show the life that God wants us to live. Through the Word we know what Jesus did, so now we can be like Him. God wants us to walk with love, because that is what Jesus did. As we do that, we bring light into darkness, for God Himself who lives in us, is the light and we are His children.
To me walking with God means continuously wondering what pleases Him and sharing His love to people, always and everywhere. It’s about bringing constant thanksgiving to the One who’s worthy of it all. It’s about trusting Him in the small things of life, not only the big events. I believe that is what walking with Him really looks like. We do need wisdom and the Holy Spirit in this but fortunately God is more than willing to give us those when we ask for it!
I want to finish with a quote that I recently read, which I cannot get out of my head ever since. It helped me to realise what an honour it is to serve the Highest King and even walk with Him! I hope and pray that it will inspire you as well, and I bless you all with excitement in discovering what walking with the Lord means to you.
“If a commission by an earthly king is considered an honour, how can a commission by a Heavenly King be considered a sacrifice?” – Livingstone