Walk With God

“Arise, walk through the length
and the breadth of the land, for I will give it to you.” Genesis 13.17
You know the old proverb: How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. 
Let me ask you another question: How do you walk with God? Answer: Step by step. It’s about living one day at a time – one hour at a time – one moment at a time. As you begin to walk with God, or continue your journey with Him, pay attention to what He shows you, along the way, and start to claim everything God gives us, turning it back to praise. Receive all that belongs to you as co-heirs with Christ.
We are all on a journey – but we are not alone. We are on this journey together. We each have our own path to walk, we each will experience the journey differently, but walk together, unified by the Holy Spirit. Even in times when we feel alone, isolated from others, particularly during this ongoing pandemic, we are not alone. Immanuel is still with us – GOD IS WITH US!
God walks beside us, behind us, carrying us at times, and He goes before us, beckoning us to trust in Him to be our Guide. In the beginning we may have taken baby steps - once in a while we may have fallen – but God helps to Rise up and get back on the path He has placed before us.  His mercies are new every morning – Great is His faithfulness! God never leaves us or abandons us. He is always with us.
If you get off course, if you start wandering down another path, God will not abandon you – He will direct you back to the path. “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet” (Psalm 119.105) So, watch where you are walking. Pay attention to any markers along the way that God is revealing to you, where He is working and moving, as He whispers into your soul, confirming that that you are going in the right direction. Trust and obey, being confident that God holds you in the palm of His hand.
At the same time, pay attention to times when darkness begins to surround you – when you feel alone and adrift – it may be that you have gotten off course. Pay attention to what is oppressing you and weighing you down, creating a sense of anxiety or fear, distracting you from what God is calling you to do, even robbing you of the joy and peace of Christ. If you find yourself in that place, remember, even in those times, God is with you. You just need to “arise and walk” – fix your eyes on Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to shake the dust off and get you back on the road.
Keep in mind, that just because you may feel alone, lost, abandoned, perhaps having lost your sense of direction, or are even facing overwhelming obstacles, it may not necessarily be due to any horrendous sin on your part. Jesus told us that in this world we would confront difficulties and go through tribulations. It could be that you are going through a season of restlessness, affliction, discomfort, agony that is actually the Refiner’s Fire that you are going through. God can and will use these times to not only help you persevere, but He will bring you into a land of milk and honey, where you will see the fruit that comes come about because of a barren season. If that is where you find yourself today, and you are wondering “how long, O Lord?”, then take some time to be still, to sit beside the living waters of Christ – go to the Lord in prayer, but spend time walking through the pages of His Book. You will discover that you are not the only one to go through times of suffering only to experience that God’s grace is sufficient. Let the testimony of the saints found in Scripture become your testimony for generations to come.
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Pat Henle - January 5th, 2021 at 5:42pm

Thank you for your inspiring blogs.