When you hear the term walking with God what image does that bring to mind?
When you hear the term walking with God what image does that bring to mind? Think of walking with a friend, what happens when you are walking? There is time spent talking, sharing of intimate thoughts, feelings, stories, dreams, concerns and so much more. The more time we spend with someone the easier it is to know their voice, even in a crowd or with noise around us.
This is the same as our relationship with God. As we are walking with God we learn to have an ongoing intimate relationship with Father, Jesus and Holy Spirit. This kind of relationship is one were we have an ongoing conversation minute by minute, hour by hour, and day by day. We learn over time to know His voice, even among the noise and demand of our modern world.
Jesus talked about this in John 10 , He said “I am the Good Shepherd. I know my own sheep and my own sheep know me. In the same way, the Father knows me and I know the Father. I put the sheep before myself, sacrificing myself if necessary. You need to know that I have other sheep in addition to those in this pen. I need to gather and bring them, too. They’ll also recognize my voice.” Jesus knew that as He was connected to and heard from the Father that after His death, resurrection and ascension through the Holy Spirit we are able to hear Him.
How does God speaks to us?
God did not write a book and then lose His voice. As we read the Bible we find that it is filled with stories of those who walked with God and heard from Him and responded. The Bible is not a book of exceptions it is a book of examples of regular men and women to show us that we can also learn to hear from God. He speaks to us through His Living Word and He also speaks to us in many other ways. Through His creation, circumstances, other people, music, art and more. We can learn to hear His voice for ourselves and then for other people.