On God:
The Real Jesus:
Jesus Is. . .
The Good Shepherd
Jesus Is King
Jesus Prayed
Greatest Hero
The Gospel 1
The Gospel 2
Relation with Jesus
The Jesus Transformation
The Word Was Made Flesh
In Jesus
Salvation:
Words of Life
What Must You Do to Be Saved?
What Is Faith? I
What Is Faith? II
Faithfulness 1
Faithfulness 2
Faith Works
Heart
Real Freedom
Prepare for the Day of the Lord
The Kingdom is Now
Pomises and Loyalty
What is the Kingdom?

Deliver Us from Evil
The Enemy:
Fear Not
Spiritual Warfare
Antichrist
The Causes of Troubles
War and Peace
Miscellany:
As We Forgive Those...
Bible and Stem Cell Research
Religion in America
Angels
From Time to Time
What Is the Spirit?
Work of the Spirit
Baptism of Spirit
Adversity
True Joy
Age of Passover
The New Age
Peace
Hope
Covenant
Covenant of Creation
Two Covenants
Covenent of Promised Land Sabbath, Covenant of Promise
The New Covenant
Our Wrtten Covenant
Walking with God

Introduction

How do you walk through life? Do you meander and follow the wind wherever it blows? Do you march to a different tune? Do you get carried along with the rest of the people as they pursue the latest fad? Do you take the path least traveled?

You really see the world by walking rather than riding or flying. Some walk for recreation or exercise and gain more than just some health benefits; they also see fauna and flora and all manner of people also walking for some reason with their particular gait. And one’s gait is peculiar to him for we recognize people by they way the stroll. Some walk purposefully and stride quickly to their appointed destination. Others stroll and seem to have no destination but just enjoy the pleasure of being ambulant. Still others constantly change direction and seem to follow the crowd or the vagaries of the wind, even calm or gusty.

Where a person walks also gives us clues to his nature. Most walk with the crowd happily heading wherever they want to go without a thought of going alone or leading the pack. Some walk alone and maybe at the darkest of night, at four in the morning when the city finally sleeps for a couple of hours. They go about their appointed tasks quietly and alone, never telling anyone what they were up to. When they sneak back just before dawn, they happily catch a couple of hours sleep satisfied with their journey.

Some journey for long distances without a problem, but others find even a few blocks too long and quickly look for a ride in a car, cab, bus or train. These travel the macadam, while the adventurous hike paths through woods or mountains. Beneath the leafy bowers they find peace and maybe a few Ents to converse with.

A woody mountain . . . with goodliest trees Planted, with walks and bowers. --Milton.

Most are comfortable with digging a kind of trench because they habituate the same route, a comfortable route in its familiarity. Some walk the same route because they must serve as a vender, and having chosen the accustomed way because that way is safe and sure. Yet, the familiar becomes tedious to the adventurous who are always looking for something new to keep them excited and involved.

The mountains are his walks. --Sandys.

He opened a boundless walk for his imagination. --Pope.

Some like to walk a course already set up for them. People in the cold winters walk the “paths” of the mall. Others find the mountain trails more to their liking. City folk like to hike the caverns beneath the towering towers of steel and glass. Many find that established walks make their travels inviting and relaxing.

The soldier and people of faith, perhaps, walk figuratively arm in arm at the direction of the sergeant or charismatic leader. Heads held high, steps echoing in unison, and eyes focused on their goal, these march with sense of purpose that few find.

“When arm in arm, we went along.'' --Tennyson.

Many ways, many walks of life.

Walkers, oddly, travel by foot. Walking is a healthy form of exercise. A batter walks to first when the pitcher throws four balls. Walkers stride with a variety of gaits, some common and some unusual. Walkers walk to a particular place others just walk around, say, after lunch, before returning to work. Walkers, without actually going anywhere by foot, have a walk or career in life. Some walkers itch to run like children going to their next class. Some walkers eschew vehicles to go by foot. Some are too ill to walk and just dream of getting back on their feet. A few imitate the tightrope walkers as they cautiously, ever so carefully balance their steps in life. Some walkers kindly offer to walk another to their destination and are just there in case. Walkers follow the crowd or take a way less traveled. Some walkers bow their heads in sadness as they walk, or step jauntily because of their joy. Each walks at a pace of his choosing. A few walk with God.

Those who move on foot amble canter, escort, exercise, file, hike, hoof it, knock about, lead, lumber, march, meander, pace, parade, patrol, prance, race, roam, rove, saunter, shuffle, slog, stalk, stride, stroll, strut, traipse, tramp, trek, troop, trudge or wander.

The path they take are aisles, alleys, avenues, boardwalks, boulevards, bricks, bypaths, byways, catwalks, cloisters, courses, courts, crossings, esplanades, footpaths, gangways, lanes, malls, passages, paths, pavements, piers, platforms, promenades, roads, sidewalks, streets, tracks, trails.

(Definitions and synonyms from Miriam Webster online Dictionary)

Let us amble along that path through the narrow gate using faith instead of sight to reach the goal, or not.

The Word of God offers us the map, the way to walk to arrive at our destination: the Kingdom of God.

Biblical Definitions

And there are a lot of them. Halak the Hebrew for walking along the way says walking is a metaphor for life, a process of living. Here walking is figurative instead of actually pounding the pavement, not necessarily looking for work. But, maybe, at least, finding the prosperous life by fearing the Lord. Halak also refers to God’s coming and going, or His ways. And really, God’s angels (His army) march to a different melody, the sounds of God’s Word. When we walk according to God’s Way and Word, we gain access to God Himself, as going through the narrow gate.

People walk through life either obeying God or rebelling against Him in disobedience. Walking according to the divine principles that govern believers’ lives and walking in unity with God brings prosperity, that is, life and life more abundantly. Surely, walking with God even so brings problems and maybe even threats, but those traversing along God’s route have his salvation and protection against all dangers. Only those who trust God will find his path and have the courage to hike along it.

We have the example of Israel slogging along the desert toward the Promised Land where their mettle was tested to see if they would really obey Him. Those few, Caleb and Joshua and the children of the hardhearted managed to walk with God. The righteous follow the path of life as they walk in integrity and loyalty. And it is their humility which lights up the path darkened by the evil canopy thrown over mankind by Satan and its evil demons.

God’s way is paved with His Commandments, statutes, ordinances and love. As narrow and hard to find, God’s way is easy because He holds our hands and leads us forward to life.

Walk with God

Come with me now to those thrilling days of yesteryear through the power of language to traverse time and space with the Eternal God and Creator.

Creation

Following the Words of God, we travel to the beginning of time and watch the Creation. First, God created His Word, the Bible. And, let us walk with God during the Creation.

Gen. 1:1 ¶ In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Gen. 1:2 The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.
Gen. 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.

Gen. 2:1 ¶ Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts.
Gen. 2:2 By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.
Gen. 2:3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

The last of the Creation was the formation of people. Let us walk with God when He formed man from the clay of the earth.

Gen. 2:7 Then the LORD God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.

After Adam sinned, the Earth became a haven of criminals and all imaginable evils. Thus, God needed to make a correction in the creation because of evil choices of virtually all mankind. Save Noah and his family who walked with God and followed His command to build an ark, God brought a flood to destroy the evil on Earth. Let us also walk with God during the flood.

Heb. 11:7 By faith Noah, being warned by God about things not yet seen, in reverence prepared an ark for the salvation of his household, by which he condemned the world, and became an heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.

Later, God made a covenant with Abraham, to bring his descendents into the Promised Land, first the physical one of Canaan and then the spiritual one of the Kingdom of God. Let us walk with God as did Abraham and watch the unveiling of this covenant.

Heb. 11:8 ¶ By faith Abraham, when he was called, obeyed by going out to a place which he was to receive for an inheritance; and he went out, not knowing where he was going.

Passover

Moses walked with God; so He gave him the opportunity to bring Israel to the Promised Land by Passover. On this eventful day, the angel of death passed over believers who relied on the blood of the lamb to save them. Let us walk with God in that Passover, the first feast day of the Lord.

Heb. 11:28 By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of the blood, so that he who destroyed the firstborn would not touch them.

On the second Passover of note, Jesus who walked with God spilled his blood as the Lamb of God, so that the demon of death would lose its authority over sinners. So, Jesus died for the sins of mankind to bring humans to the unity with God, which was lost by Adam so many years before. Let us walk with God on the fateful Passover almost two thousand years ago.

Luke 22:15 And He said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;
Luke 22:16 for I say to you, I shall never again eat it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”

Pentecost

After Jesus arose into heaven to be with Our Father in Heaven, he sent the Holy Spirit to the Apostles and others who walk with God. Let us return by the power of the Word and walk with God on that Pentecost.

Acts 2:3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
Acts 2:5 ¶ Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.
Acts 2:6 And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.
Acts 2:7 They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
Acts 2:8 “And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

Trumpets

This Holy Day speaks to the future of those who walk with God. On that day after the evil that men do on Earth metastasizes, Jesus will return to bring the Kingdom of God to Earth.

Acts 2:3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them.
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
Acts 2:5 ¶ Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven.
Acts 2:6 And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language.
Acts 2:7 They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans?
Acts 2:8 “And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born?

Finally, all will have the opportunity to walk with God forever and ever.

Rev. 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me the holy city, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God.

Walk by the Commandments

Walking toward the golden city on the hill, God puts all the signposts we need to traverse the straight and narrow way. He calls them the Ten Commandments. The First sign tells us He is the One who made all and can be trusted to give us the true route. The second sign tells to avoid all false signs containing idolatrous icons and demonic marks. The third sign warns of never taking the Creator’s name in vain. The fourth sign gives a day to rest every week as we walk with God toward His Promised Land. The sign marker tells us to walk with respect toward our parents and guardians. The sixth sign tells us to never murder a human made in His image. The seventh sign says to be faithful with your spouse. The eighth sign tells us to be truthful especially in witnessing some crime or dispute. The ninth sign tells us to respect the money and property of others by never stealing. And, the last sign tells us never to covet anything of our neighbors.

Missing any one of these sign posts leaves one lost, perhaps forever. So, the one who says I do not murder but do lie occasionally will be as lost as the one who murders and rapes. The Great and Only God provides all we need to walk with Him.

1John 3:19 We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
1John 3:20 in whatever our heart condemns us; for God is greater than our heart and knows all things.
1John 3:21 Beloved, if our heart does not condemn us, we have confidence before God;
1John 3:22 and whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do the things that are pleasing in His sight.

No new commandment is given us, but God does command that we believe in Jesus and walk as he did. For only through Jesus can we see those important sign posts much less adhere to their directions.

1John 3:23 This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.

As the trailblazer, who walked perfectly with God, Jesus followed all the signposts and added explanatory directions as well. And, Jesus would, as it were, patrol this godly pathway to give a helping hand to believers walking with God.

When we follow the signposts and follow the guidepost from Jesus, we make our way faithfully from a life of folly to a life of faith.

Walk Humbly

By the power of scripture, we can walk with God. But, how do we walk with God from day to day.

Mic. 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Of all the ways a person can walk, the most promising is walking humbly with all vanity poured out and the self vanishing, with the self conquered by God’s love, with a watchful eye on the Way shown by Jesus, with that clarity of vision found only in the Word, with the hidden treasure of the Word, with a strong sense of needing God, and with so strong a purpose as if refined by fire. So hand in hand with Jesus we walk in his righteousness into the Kingdom of God.

Is. 57:15 For thus says the high and exalted One
Who lives forever, whose name is Holy,
“I dwell on a high and holy place,
And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite.

Webster’s gives these synonyms for walking humbly (with God):

apprehensive, backward, bashful, biddable, blushing, content, courteous, deferential, demure, diffident, docile, fearful, gentle, hesitant, lowly, manageable, mild, modest, obliging, obsequious, ordinary, polite, quiet, reserved, respectful, retiring, reverential, sedate, self-conscious, self-effacing, servile, sheepish, shy, simple, soft-spoken, standoffish, submissive, subservient, supplicatory, tentative, timid, timorous, tractable, unambitious, unobtrusive, unostentatious, unpretentious, withdrawn.

Conclusion

We can walk to a different tune, march to a different drummer and take a path few find when we walk with God

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