Living Life God's Way 5/3/2006; Walking With God
- +Living Life God's Way+
Not until we have become humble and teachable, standing in awe of God's
holiness and sovereignty....acknowledging our own littleness,
our own thoughts, and willing to have our minds turned upside
down, can divine wisdom become ours.
J. I. Packer
Walking With God
Scripture records that Noah was a man who walked with God. Noah's
relationship with God permeated his whole life, as was evidenced by his
deliberate, faith-filled acts of obedience.
Walking in the light with God requires:
* Reconciliation to God. Scripture describes mankind as spiritually
dead from birth and, therefore, unable to have a personal
relationship with God. Upon salvation, we become spiritually alive
and are reconciled to Him.
* Trust. One of the cornerstones of any relationship is trust;
without it, there can be no intimacy. Faith grows as we get to know
our Lord. The Bible is our main resource - from it, we learn about
God's character, His priorities, and how He feels about us.
* Being in Agreement. There are several things about which we are to
agree with God. These include: sin is destructive and does not fit
who we are; Jesus, the Son of God, has charge of our life; God's
character is perfect and His Word is true; God's priorities are to
be ours, and His orders are to be obeyed; and without unity, we
will find ourselves moving away from Him.
* Fellowship with God. God wants to listen to us, and He has much to
tell us too. Time is a primary ingredient of communion with our
Savior. Giving him our undivided attention is another important
aspect of fellowship.
Reconciliation, trust, agreement, and fellowship are four of the keys
to remaining close to the Lord. We cannot move forward without
reconciliation, and the other three stabilize our spiritual life. So,
how steady is your walk?
In Touch Daily devotional by Dr. Charles Stanley; 4/20/2005
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