A. Why two persons walk together? Because they have the same interest? Same personality? Same goals in life?
B. How is it possible to walk with God?
To be able to walk with God…. We need to know God and live the way He shows us.
Jesus says – I am the Way… knowing Jesus leads to walking with God.
A. What is “Walking with God”?
To have fellowship with God and Jesus Christ.
“Walk” implies a fellowship or a close relationship.
We cannot walk with God if we are not aligned with God in the way we live.
e.g. walk in the light.
1Jn 1:5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1Jn 1:6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
1Jn 1:7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Point: We cannot walk with God, if we were to live in sin.
To please God.
To walk with God, we need to please God.
Col 1:10 That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Walk in Christ.
Col_2:6 As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
10 Walks with God:
a. Walk Honestly
Rom_13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
b. Walk by Faith
2Co_5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
c. Walk in the Spirit
Gal_5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Gal_5:25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
d. Walk according to the Rule
Gal_6:16 And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
e. Walk in Good Works
Eph_2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
f. Walk Soberly
Eph_4:17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
g. Walk in Love
Eph_5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
h. Walk as Children of Light
Eph_5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
i. Walk Diligently (Carefully)
Eph_5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
j. Walk in Wisdom
Col_4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
B. Why Must We Walk with God?
To live a new Life.
As a Christian, God expects us to walk in newness of life (not more living in sin).
Rom 6:4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
What God expects of us?
Deut 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
Mic 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
To fulfil a meaningful purpose.
It is more purposeful to spend our years walking with God.
Matt 7:21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
Ultimately, it is not only what we believed or proclaimed but how we lived.
The Short Story of 3 Men:
Enoch – lived 365 years
He walked with God. Gen 5:21-24.
Methuselah – lived 969 years
He lived the longest. Gen 5:25-27.
Lamech – lived 777 years
He worked the hard. Gen 5:28-31
What would you say if you were to give a eulogy of these 3 men?
a. Enoch –
- his walk started at age 65, pleased God by faith and work, friendship with God, preacher of righteousness (Jud 14-16).
- was transported, did not experience death, taken, disappeared
- Heb 11:5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.
b. Methuselah – he lived long (you won’t know if it was longest), nothing much about what he did.
c. Lamech – it seems that he worked hard in his life; at the age of 182, he had a son Noah meaning “rest”.
Who would you rather be?
a. Enoch – lived for 365 years, walked with God for 300 years.
b. Methuselah – lived for 969 years, lived the longest.
c. Lamech – lived for 777 years, worked very hard thus called his son “Noah” (rest/ comfort).
C. How to Walk with God Every Day?
Two Things You Need:
a. Commitment to DO IT.
Put “Walk” First.
Mat 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Mat 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof
b. Time to DO IT
Redeeming the time.
Eph 5:15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,
Eph 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
As the seconds become minutes, and the minutes add up to hours, and the hours increase to a day, the days become week, and weeks become months, and months become year… and day after day, and year after years, what have you achieved.
Do not count every day, but make every day counts.
Put it in your schedule.
a. Prayers - Morning prayers / Evening prayers.
1 Thess 5:17 – Pray without cease (talking to God).
b. Knowledge - Daily reading/ study plan (God talks to you).
Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
c. Participate – volunteer/ attend. (be involved in God’s business)
Act 2:42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
Act 2:43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
Act 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
Act 2:45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as every man had need.
Act 2:46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
d. Good works – Visit the sick, help up in the Lord’s work. (serve God)
Gal 6:9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
Gal 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
e. Obey His Commandments (do the will of God)
Joh 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.
Daily Plan to Walk with God
BASIC DAILY PLAN
30min – prayer (morning/ evening)
30min – study (daily reading & devotion)
1 hour - study a book
Build a good habit – 14 days.
A. To walk with God is to fellowship with God and to please Him.
B. God requires us to walk humbly before Him. It is a purposeful thing to do.
C. We need to commit to walk with God by setting time to do those things that will draw us to God.
An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is an English-language proverb claiming that apple consumption or fruits and vegetables in general has health benefits.
The first recorded use of the proverb was in the 1860s in Wales, (country of United Kingdom). The original wording of the saying was "Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread." The current phrasing ("An apple a day keeps the doctor away") was first used in print in 1922.
Good eating habit will result in good health.
Good habit of exercise will result in physical fitness.
Good godly habits will result in good relationship with God.
Take an APPLE a day….
Aid - volunteer to help (want to engage)
Participate - June Camp, Blood Drive (Event Page)
Praise – Sunday worship
Learn more – attend bible class, bible lectureship, etc
Every opportunity – do good works.
Start a habit and make a great difference in your life.