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Walking With God Part 2

Last week we talked about a walk with God, as life we find to be a walk, a walk of faith in Him and not a wandering aimlessly without Him and without hope in the world. When we walk with God, we become more like Him as we become more like the ones, we spend the most time with. We saw in Gen.5:22-24, and in Gen.6:9, that Enoch and Noah walked with God, and they did so by faith. For faith is the great foundation of relating to God and that without faith it is impossible to please God. Faith in Him leads to communion with Him, reverence to Him, and continual reliance upon Him. Though most around Enoch and Noah did not walk with God, they never found themselves alone, for they walked with God.
Walking by faith is seeing that which is unseen, taking our attention off ourselves and putting it on another. 1Peter 1:8-9, "And though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls." What do we do when we are separated from our loved ones when we cannot see them? The measure of our love of them is calculated by our frequency of our remembrance of them. We cannot think of or remember Him enough. See Psalm 139:17-18 to see how often God thinks of you. As we walk with God it will become apparent that we are becoming more conformed to His will, a submission and great effort and delight in doing it and having a continual aim in keeping His commandments.
In Genesis 7:1, it shows us that Noah was the only righteous one around Him at that time. With so many in opposition to him in his time, somehow, he was able to continue to walk with God. Maybe there is no sign of any Christ follower in your arena of where you work or live. Can you be salt and light in those places and not have the desire to be taken out of them? You can if you walk with God, for then you are never alone! We have an all-sufficient Friend, One who sticks closer than a brother, and One who has inscribed you on the palms of His hands. Knowing this you will be lonely no longer. Alexander MacLaren states, "What beauty there is in that description of the isolated man, passing lonely amid his contemporaries, like a stream of pure water flowing through some foul liquid, and untouched by it, and yet not alone in his loneliness, because 'he walked with God'".
We cannot consciously walk with someone whose existence is not known to us. 1Cor.8:3,"But if anyone loves God, he is known by Him." Walking with God means walking by faith,(2Cor.5:7),"For we walk by faith and not by sight, and walking in the Light,(1John 1:7),"If we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin, and walking in agreement with God,(Amos 3:3)"Can two walk together unless they be agreed"? Walking with God, the Greek phrase denotes a steady continuous well-doing, and a life spent in the immediate presence of and constant communion with God. Walking with God will surely give us a life of all-sufficient grace and help. Let us always live, act, and walk as always under His eye, listening to His voice, and clinging to His righteous right hand!
Elder Randy Slak