GET TOGETHER- Walking with God
Ge 2:25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed. Ge 3:21 ¶ Also for Adam and his wife the LORD God made tunics of skin, and clothed them. NKJV
Last week I had two special blessings with our children. Both of them took place while I was walking. I love to walk. The first blessing was one day when I was walking our son Jake called me on the phone. We had a wonderful conversation. And he was doing the same thing that I was he was walking for some exercise.
The next evening our daughter Jessye called me and asked me if I would go walking with her. We had a wonderful conversation. I thought about what a great blessing it was to be able to walk and talk with our children. Then I thought about how much that God desires to get into intimate conversation with His children. At one time in the Garden of Eden Adam and Eve had perfect fellowship and intimacy with our Heavenly Father until they succumbed to temptation and sin broke that relationship.
God has created us to walk in intimate fellowship with Him. However, Adam’s sin polluted the human race and that fellowship needed to be restored. For Adam and Eve an animal was slain. The tunics of the animal now covered their nakedness. The Bible tells us in Heb 9:22 And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission. (NKJV) The Greek term for remission here is aphesis, af’-es-is. It means release from bondage or imprisonment, forgiveness or pardon, of sins (letting them go as if they had never been committed), remission of the penalty. In remission God forgives the sin and restores the broken relationship with the sinner.
This is a type and shadow of Jesus Christ death on the cross at Calvary. By repenting and putting our faith in His precious blood we can have a restored intimate relationship with Him. Paul says it like this in Eph 2:13,14 “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.” So now we can walk with God and have intimate fellowship with Him. Just as it was a blessing for me to get to walk and talk with our son and daughter. God loves to walk, talk, and to listen to His sons and daughters.
Now that our relationship with God has been restored, He has a way that He wants us to walk. We are told in Eph 5:15 how that God wants us to walk “ See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise.” We are to walk carefully and diligently. The best way for us to do that is to spend time with God in prayer, in His word, and in fellowship with other Christians.
When we do that, we will have intimacy with Him that allows us to hear the small still voice of the Holy Spirit when He whispers things to us. When we walk with God like that He will be blessed just as I was blessed walking and talking with our children last week.
In the Book of Genesis we are told of two men who walked with God:
Ge 5:24 And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him. Ge 6:9 This is the genealogy of Noah. Noah was a just man, perfect in his generations. Noah walked with God. (NKJV)
We won’t be as famous as them. We don’t have the same assignments that they had specifically. But one thing we can do is that we can walk with God and have intimacy with Him forever and ever. The Apostle John said it like this :
Re 22:1-3 And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the middle of its street, and on either side of the river, was the tree of life, which bore twelve fruits, each tree yielding its fruit every month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. And there shall be no more curse, but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall serve Him.
LET US PRAY
Lord Jesus, we thank you that You have paid the price for us to have an intimate relationship with the Father. We thank You that we experience that intimacy through the Holy Spirit. Help us to be constantly aware that we can walk with You moment by moment both now and forever.
In Jesus Name
Love you all!
GET TOGETHER- Walking with God