The following is an excerpt taken from Bible In One Year 2020, Nicky Gumble, You Version Bible App. It resonated with me because so often I forget communing with God is easy and enjoyable. Sometimes I forget that He loves me, imperfections and all. Just as we long to be around those we love, God simply longs to be with us. Many times in the past, I’ve experienced a feeling of condemnation or that I was never living up to all God expected of me. I pray you experience God’s true love minus any condemnation/negativity you may have felt in the past from religious experiences or other sources. You are totally loved just as you are!
Talk As You Walk
I love walking. Apparently, it is one of the best forms of physical exercise. Of course, walking is also a means, and for some people their only means, of transport.
Walking for whatever reason is more enjoyable with someone else. Walking and talking is a great way to communicate with family, friends and also with God.
The point is that we are doing two things at the same time. We are not just taking exercise or travelling. As we walk together we are in communion with one another. Both Enoch and Noah ‘walked with God’ (Genesis 5:24; 6:9). They didn’t just sit, kneel or stand with God (the kind of actions we would often associate with spending time with God), but they were also in communion with God when doing something else. While you are doing other things – working, eating, exercising or relaxing – you can be in communion with God at the same time.
Walk with your head held high
Walk in step with the Holy Spirit
- The Holy Spirit will come like a refining fire to bring power and purity in your life.
- Be filled with peace
- The Holy Spirit himself testifies with your spirit that you are a child of God (see Romans 8:15–16)
- Know that you are loved by God
The voice from heaven said ‘… whom I love…’ (Matthew 3:17).
- Feel His pleasure.
The voice from heaven says, ‘with him I am well pleased’ (Matthew 3:17). Again, it was supremely true of Jesus but as you walk in step with the Spirit, you too can experience this sense of God’s delight and pleasure. I love the moment in the film Chariots of Fire when the Olympic runner Eric Liddell says, ‘When I run I feel his pleasure.’
Walk in relationship with God
-Human beings are the pinnacle of God’s creation. God created us to walk in relationship with him.