“It is glory just to walk with Him!” is a song I often find myself singing. In recent days we have become increasingly more aware – and impressed – by the practicality and special exhilaration that comes from a step-by-step walk with the Lord. In the morning, we commit to Him the day (which, incidentally, He has made for our rejoicing! (Ps.118:24). In so doing, we trust Him to “establish our thoughts” or, as one translation puts it, “set our thoughts in order.” (Prov. 16:3)
Over and over again, we have been able to review the day with rejoicing, recalling the steps that had been ordered by our Great Shepherd and Guide. The elation and blessing comes from the assurance that we have literally been walking in step with the One to Whom we had committed the day’s activities.
This idea may seem strange to some, but the instruction to believers is very practical in this regard:
“Whatever you do, in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by Him.” (Col. 3:17)
“And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the LORD, and not to men.” (Col. 3:23)
“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Cor. 10:31)
Throughout the ages, many have walked with God:- Old Testament Patriarchs, such as Adam, and Enoch, and Noah, of whom it was said that they “walked with God;” early Church Believers “called Christians first at Antioch;” and followers of Christ throughout the centuries of Anno Domini. But what about us – in this modern, space-age, information-saturated, fast-paced world of high technology? Can we “walk with God?”
A favorite song of so many people is “In The Garden.” It is requested at most every Sing-along. But, again, I have to ask, “What do the words mean? What is it really saying? Can one experience the reality? Or is it just a sentimental religious song?”
I come to the garden alone while the dew is still on the roses,
And the voice I hear falling on my ear the Son of God discloses.
He speaks, and the sound of His voice is so sweet the birds hush their singing,
And the melody that He gave to me within my heart is ringing.
And He walks with me! And He talks with me.
And He tells me I am His own!
And the joy we share as we tarry there
None other has ever known!
(C. Austin Miles, 1868-1946)
The Son of God, the Lord Jesus walks with me? He talks with me? Incredibly, it’s not a “far out” concept. It is a practical, daily step-by-step walk for many who are attuned to that “still small voice” and who are desirous of “walking with Him.”
What a precious privilege it is to walk with the Lord, step by step. He says, “Come, follow Me.” If He is indeed our Great Shepherd, and we are His sheep, we will know His voice. “My sheep hear my voice,” Jesus said, “and I know them, and they follow Me.” To follow Jesus is to walk along with Him, step-by-step, wherever He leads us, for whatever purpose He appoints. Always the outcome is for His highest glory and our greatest good.
Much of the content of this letter I wrote back in December, 2004. Year by year, experience by experience, this truth becomes a greater practical reality, applicable in our every day living, and to every situation in which we find ourselves.
We recently received the distressing news that our precious, beautiful niece, the mother of five miracle children, has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. When in prayer for her, I believe the Lord gave me His Word in Verse to encourage and bless her – and all of us who walk with Him, step-by-step.
My steps are ordered by the Lord; Psalm 37:23
We walk together day by day; Rev. 3:4
His promise is to keep my feet Psalm 116:8
From falling in the narrow way. Jude 1:24
He knows the way that I should go; Isaiah 48:17
He takes my hand and leads me there; Psalm 73:23
He sees my ways and counts my steps; Job 31:4
He daily carries all my care. 1 Peter 5:7
‘Neath me He has enlarged my steps Psalm 18:36
So that my steps shall never slide; Psalm 37:31
He is the Way; I walk in Him, John 14:6
And in His Love I then abide. John 15:10
Through desert sands He makes a way, Isaiah 43:19
A way that I have never known; Isaiah 42:16
His ways are perfect, every one, 2 Sam. 22:31
To me His perfect Love has shown. 1 John 2:5; 4:12
© Eulene Hope Moores, Oct. 2007
In Agape, Eulene