Walking in His Presence

“…God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you’” Heb.13:5 (see also Matt.28:20). God has promised never to leave us. His presence is always with us (Psalm 139:1-12; Isaiah 43:2; Deut.20:1). The question, however, is not whether God is in our presence, but whether we are walking in His presence. “Blessed are those who have…

Walking in Blamelessness

“…the Lord appeared to (Abram) and said, ‘I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless” Genesis 17:1. God has a simple requirement for all who would want to walk with Him: blamelessness. “Lord, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is…

Walking in the Ways of God

“…what does the Lord your God ask of you but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul” Deuteronomy 10:12. To walk with God means to walk in His ways – to walk as…

Walking as an Overcomer

“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus” Ephesians 2:6 (see also 1:19-22). As Christians, we have a position of victory. This victory is not something we earn, or even grow into. It is our inheritance, simply because we have aligned our lives with…

Walking as a Family

God designed marriage and the family to work. Family life is a picture of the quality of relationship God desires with each of us (2 Corinthians 6:18; Galatians 4:6). “‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ This is…

Walking in Guidance

“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you and watch over you” Psalm 32:8 (see 25:4-5; 48:14.). Part of our daily walk with God involves His guidance (Psalm 73:23-24). God desires to guide us (Isaiah 42:16; 58:11). His guidance is a proof that we are growing…

Walking in Forgiveness

“As water reflects a face, so a man’s heart reflects the man” Proverbs 27:19. The condition of our heart is the key to our life in Christ (Proverbs 4:23; Matthew 6:21). God searches our hearts, revealing areas that will block our relationship with Him (1 Samuel 16:7; Romans 8:27). Three Gifts of Forgiveness “I, even…

Walking in Joy

“You have made known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand” Psalm 16:11 (see also118:24). Joy is part of the inheritance of the Christian, the evidence of the work of God’s Spirit in his life. Nehemiah said that “the joy…

Walking in Persecution

“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted…

Walking in Perspective

“I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you…” Ephesians 1:18 (see also Colossians 1:5; 1 Peter 3:15). God has called us to a hope (Ephesians 4:4; Hebrews 7:18-19). This hope is not just wishful thinking. It is…