Every born-again believer should have a desire to walk with God every day. Why? Because there are so many benefits in walking with God. When we walk with God daily, it gives us a fresh outlook on life.
It shines a guiding light on how each one leads us further into attaining more of God, I hope you can look at yourself and see where God has brought you from right now.
God invites you to enter His rest and perfect joy. He reminds you that you have the privilege of living in His presence all the days of your life.
I encourage you to follow Jesus closely! Hold on to His Hand. Don’t give up on God. Draw nearer to Him, become His friend like Adam and Eve, like Moses, whom He spoke with as friends.
Enjoy His joyful and comforting company. You will follow Jesus better by walking close to Him, all throughout your journey. It’s a joy walking with God every day.
How to Walk with God Every day?
Have you ever wanted to be consistent in your walk with God, walking with him every moment of the day? Yes, I do. I know that staying consistent can get hard sometimes.
Everything around you demand your attention and if you’re not careful you can neglect your relationship with God and soon grow stagnant in your walk with him.
As born-again believers walking with God every day should be our number one priority in our everyday lives. It must become a way of life every day. We cannot be sacred on Sunday and secular on Monday. We are sacred all day every day because we are all ministers under God no matter what our professions happen to be.
Paul made a bold statement in Ephesians 4:17-24. The apostle Paul begins by saying: “This I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind” (v. 17). Notice how Paul links the mind with a person’s walk, which is a key word in this text.
In the Bible, of course, the word walk is used for one’s course of living, his lifestyle, his orientation in living. The imagery of walking is used because of the way a person’s course is set.
Therefore, walking was used in Paul’s theology to explain the step-by-step process of moving from where you are now to where you ought to be going. The Christian life is not an airplane ride, it’s a walk. You don’t “jet” to spiritual maturity. You walk to maturity, one step at a time.
So how does God want us to walk? Paul answers that back in Ephesians 4:1, “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.”
In other words, walk in accordance with who you are. You’ve got a great calling. Make sure you walk a great walk. Don’t walk like a pauper if you are living in the king’s palace! You walk like a King or Queen. Because you are walking with God.
What Does It Mean to Walk with God Every Day?
Enoch was the first man in the Bible who walked with God:
After he begot Methuselah, Enoch walked with God three hundred years, and had sons and daughters. So all the days of Enoch were three hundred and sixty-five years. And Enoch walked with God; and he was not, for God took him (Genesis 5:22–24).
As you draw close to God, he will not likely take you up to heaven as he did Enoch. However, he does desire to reveal the beauty of his face to you. As we walk with him, he will open the Scriptures to us through the Spirit of wisdom and revelation and reveal to us the light of the glory of God that is to be found in him.
There are several people in the Bible described as “walking with God,” starting with Enoch in Genesis 5:24. Enoch walked faithfully with God for 365 years; then he was no more, because God took him away.
All these faithful men of old was great examples on how we can walk with God every day.
Moses is one of the great men of faith in the Old Testament. We all know that. A postscript at the end of the book of Deuteronomy says of him: “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,” (Deuteronomy 34:10, KJV).
But when we look at the life of Moses, we discover that he is something of an irony. On one hand he was a man who walked with God. He was obedient, faithful, and courageous. On the other hand, he was often rash and impetuous and initially tried to weasel his way out of God’s calling. His life teaches us many lessons.
Most of us know the essential story of Moses’ life; his miraculous deliverance as a baby from Pharaoh’s edict to kill all the Hebrew male children; his spiritual preparation for becoming the deliverer of his people; his call to service, and his sundry excuses for not heeding God’s call. And we know that the God Moses served was bigger than any of the false gods the Egyptians served. Moses was a man of faith, who believed God.
Walking with God is not an activity reserved for a select few. God desires all His children to walk with Him every day.
God had a relationship with Adam and Eve that found them “walking in the garden in the cool of the day” (Genesis 3:8). God created man for the enjoyment of a walking relationship that involved companionship, intimacy, joint decision-making, mutual delight, and shared dominion. God longs to walk with you, which is why his arms of grace have been pulling you into a closer walk with him.
Like Adam, how he walked and talked with God in the cool of the day. Now we as believers have an opportunity to walk and fellowship with God daily.
Jesus was the great example of a man who walked with God, he walked so closely with God that he was always in the Spirit, even when shaking himself awake from sleep. What type of person are you when someone wake you up from sleep? But when they awakened Jesus out of a deep sleep, he soke to the winds, and silenced the storm! What an amazing attainment, to be awakened out of a dead sleep and be instantly in the Spirit.
What happens when we walk with someone? Imagine that you and a close friend are enjoying a walk in the park. You are in proximity. You talk, laugh, listen, and share your hearts. Your attention is focused on this person to the exclusion of everything else. You notice the beauty around you or an occasional distraction, but only to point it out to your companion. You share it together. You are in harmony, and you both enjoy the peaceful camaraderie.
Walking with God is like that. When we enter into an intimate heart relationship with God through faith in His Son Jesus (Hebrews 10:22), He becomes our heart’s greatest desire. Knowing Him, hearing his voice, sharing our hearts with Him, and seeking to please Him become our all-consuming focus. He becomes everything to us. Meeting with Him is not an activity reserved for Sunday morning. We live to fellowship with Him. We live to commune with him. A. W. Tozer states that the goal of every Christian should be to “live in a state of unbroken worship.” This is only possible when we walk with God.
Just as walking with a close friend requires saying “no” to many other things, so walking with God requires letting go of anything that would be a distraction. If you were on a walk with a friend but you brought a kazoo and played it the whole time, the walk would not be satisfying for either of you. Many people attempt to walk with God, but they bring along kazoo-like habits, sins, worldly entertainments, or unhealthy relationships. They know these things are not God’s choice for them, but they pretend everything is fine. The relationship is not satisfying to either of them. To walk with God means that you and God agree about your life. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3, KJV). To walk with God means you have aligned your will with His and seek every day to consider yourself “crucified with Christ” (Galatians 2:20). You don’t have to be perfect, as none of us is (Romans 3:10). But your heart’s desire is to be pleasing to God, and you are willing to let His Spirit conform you to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).
“By faith Moses, when he was grown up, refused to be called the son of Pharaoh’s daughter, 25 choosing rather to be mistreated with the people of God than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin.” (Hebrews 11:24-25, ESV)
Let’s look at Abraham’s life. Abraham is an example of biblical faith. He began his journey with God by leaving his home and going out to a place unknown to him. How many of us can just take up everything that we own, and move to an unknown place? But Abraham did. He believed God. Abraham was not perfect. He failed to trust God at several key times in his life. However, in Genesis 15, we learn that Abraham believed God and it was credited to him as righteousness. The sacrificing of Isaac did not make Abraham righteous. His obedience merely proved the biblical faith he already had.
Just like Abraham walked with God, in the same way, we begin a walk with God by faith. We must trust in the completed work of Christ for us on the cross and not rely on our own good works to make us acceptable to God. To walk with God, we must first begin a relationship with Him by faith.
God called Abraham out of Ur of the Chaldees (modern day Iraq) to go to a land that He would show him. Abraham had obeyed and had walked with God for many years. He believed God and the promise that God gave him concerning a son. God declared Abraham righteous based on that belief. Yet he and Sarah had taken matters into their own hands and tried to “help” God by producing a son through their servant Hagar. But God provided Isaac, the son He promised to Abraham and Sarah. The story we want to look at this week is the test of Abraham’s faith when God called him to sacrifice Isaac, the son through whom God would honor His promises to Abraham.
I love the story of David. What I love most about David was his love for God? Yes, we know that David had weak areas of his life, like we all do. But what was it about David that God would describe him as “a man after God’s own heart?”
I believe it was his love for God.
Even though David sinned; even though he made mistakes… David loved God. Just like you and me.
David sinned and admitted it. But he didn’t stop right there. David went further and did something about it. He sought reconciliation. David wanted to be right with God. It grieved him that he had broken his relationship with God, and he would do anything to fix it.
Walking with God must be the desire of every believer who calls on the name of the Lord for salvation. Walking with God is a daily occurrence. Many assume they walk with God when they go to church, but if going to church is a substitute for a daily walk with God, then you are in trouble. But if going to a Bible-teaching, Christ-honoring church is a supplement to one’s walk with Christ, then church will be all that it should be for you. Don’t try to make the pastor’s sermon a substitute for your responsibility to walk with God. Allow his sermons to complement your walk, allowing God to infiltrate all your thoughts and actions. It means that He is suggested and considered in all that we think and do.
Importance of Walking with God
Therefore become imitators of God [copy Him and follow His example], as well-beloved children [imitate their father]; 2 and walk continually in love [that is, value one another—practice empathy and compassion, unselfishly seeking the best for others], just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and sacrifice to God [slain for you, so that it became] a sweet fragrance. (Ephesians 5:1-2)
Paul was saying when you walk with God, and in God, you are walking in everything he is. Walking in God’s Love is extremely rewarding, with so many benefits, yet, also costly, since one who loves will sacrifice. Indeed, sacrifice is love’s very essence.
It is only when we walk in the love of God is when we walk with God that we can reach our destination even against all odds. There are great men and women of God who at one time or the other were doing exploits for the kingdom but later they lost out because they left walking with God.
Remember when Moses asked to see God’s Glory. Moses wanted to see God face to face. Not only did Moses walk with God, but he also got so close to God, he new God. He new what God was thinking.
“Moses said, “Please show me your glory.” (Exodus 33:18)
It seems the more Moses experienced God, the more he wanted to walk with God, the more he wanted of Him. This is not a typical statement. For most of us, we are content with a few minutes with God, not a long-lasting relationship that we have with God. Yet Moses, after encountering and walking with God in such marvelous ways, longed deeply to see more of God’s glory.
Scripture is filled with those who longed to see and walk with God.
- “My soul is crushed with longing after Your ordinances at all times.” (Psalms 119:20)
- At night my soul longs for You, indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; for when the earth experiences your judgments the inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.” (Isaiah 26:9)
- “Whom have I in heaven but You? And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.” (Psalms 73:25)
- “My soul languishes for Your salvation; I wait for Your Word.” (Psalms 119:81)
- “My soul thirsts for God, for the living God; When shall I come and appear before God?” (Psalms 42:2)
- “O God, you are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Psalms 63:1)
- “I stretch out my hands to You; my soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah” (Psalms 143:6)
How Can I Walk with Jesus Every day?
Just having a desire to just walk with God, brings us closing to Him. We must be in a perfect agreement with God before we can walk with Him. That means that we and God are in agreement about our life.
Amos 3:3, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?”
There is no more essential element to our life in Christ than a daily, intimate walk with Him. It is virtually impossible to live out this Christian life without fully submitting to the leading of the Holy Spirit. It is critical that we prepare ourselves for our day to have any chance of reflecting Christ in our interactions with people.
Here are several practical ways to prepare yourself to walk with God every day and begin each day in intimacy with Christ.
1. Begin each day in prayer. Spend time praising God and thanking Him for all He has provided to you.
2. Have a daily quiet time. Allocate some time each day to spend with God. By beginning your day with God, you can effectively ask God to guide you in every thought, action, and deed throughout the day.
3. Be led by the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit teaches us about ourselves and who we are without Him and who we are with Him from within. He removes all our guilt and shame from our sins from our past completely from within. He gives grace to those who purposely do not sin, and He knows our hearts. He teaches us how to walk with God.
But the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will help you remember everything that I have told you. (John 14:26)
3. Study God’s word daily. God has left us with his Word for life, the Bible. One of the most effective ways to understand God’s plan for our life and gain His perspective and wisdom is to study His word each day. When we walk with God each day, we are walking in His Word. Again, start out with a manageable amount of time and see what happens. Jesus teaches us in Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for His righteousness, for they shall be filled.”
Walking daily in intimacy with Jesus Christ, here are a few verses for you to study and some questions to ask.
4. Fall in love with Jesus all over again. The danger is not that we simply fall out of love with Jesus. If the issue were as simple as loving or not loving Jesus, that would be one thing. But over time other passions, and things begin to take His place. He stops being the focus of our ardor, and we never realize it has happened. It is time to go back to our first love. JESUS.
5. Remember His presence
Not only is Jesus with us at every moment, but He dwells inside of us through the Spirit. The problem is that we are incredibly forgetful. The very God of the universe is with us in our best and worst moments, and we often do not even realize it.
6 Find ways to serve others
In the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, Jesus separates the good sheep from the goats based on what they’ve done for others. He tells the sheep that every drink of water they gave to someone who was thirsty or every stitch of clothing they gave to the naked was a kindness they did for Him. As He told them, “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me” (Matthew 25:40).
7. Be thankful
Something special happens when we practice gratitude. It completely transforms our perspective. When we practice thankfulness, our eyes are suddenly opened to all the goodness in our lives. The important thing about seeing people through the eyes of Jesus, our gratitude is that it turns our heart toward Jesus, the giver of every good gift.
8. Share your testimony
Your faith journey is powerful. When you are sharing your personal Jesus story with others, it can have a profound effect. It is hard to argue with someone who’s telling you about their own experience. Therefore, your testimony is such an effective tool when it comes to sharing your faith.
9. Make choices that draw you closer to Christ
It is easy to think of life as simply consisting of good choices or evil choices. As long as something is not bad, it must be good. Right? Not exactly. Paul explains it to the church at Corinth this way:
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive (1 Corinthians 10:23).
To maintain a passionate connection to Jesus, we often must make choices that go beyond whether an action or activity is simply good or bad. The real question that mature Christians need to ask is whether our choices are bringing us closer to Jesus or helping to distract us.
Related: Importance of Walking With God
How can I stay connected to God every day?
There is absolutely no way for you to stay connected to God and build a personal and strong relationship with God without prayer. To walk and fellowship with God, is through prayer. How can you maintain a relationship with someone without even talking to them? How can you stay connected to someone without walking and building a relationship with them? The more you talk to someone, the more you walk with them, and know them. And the more you know them, the more comfortable you are with them.
1. START YOUR DAY WITH PRAYER
Prayer is the best way to get to know God in a more intimate way.
So, if you have been having trouble staying connected to God daily, I would suggest taking out some time every day to simply pray to God and spend time with him. You can either begin your day with prayer, find some time in the morning to pray, pray to God in the evening, or end your day with prayer. Whenever you start your day with prayer, everything will end right. There is no right or wrong time to pray to God! I personally prefer starting my day with prayer, but whatever time works for you is fine too as long as you are able to remain consistent.
2. READ SCRIPTURE EVERY DAY
Reading the Bible daily is so important in maintaining a strong bond and staying connected with God. When you pray, you speak to Him. But when you read the Bible, God speaks to you.
So, in order to keep that communication strong, you have to read the Bible daily.
You do not have to read the Bible for hours, but you should get into the habit of making some time to read the Bible daily. You can either block some time during the day to sit and read the Bible or you can keep a Bible with you and read it every chance you get.
Something I have found super helpful is keeping my Bible with me in my office. Every-time that I have some free time (even if it is just 5 minutes), I can easily reach for my Bible, read scripture, and keep myself connected with God during the day.
3. WORSHIP GOD
Another great and fun way to remain connected to God is through worship. You can worship God with psalms, songs of praise, or regular Christian music.
4. TALK TO GOD ABOUT EVERYTHING
You should talk to God just as you would to a friend. Do not worry about using any special form of words. Just talk openly, honestly, and sincerely from your heart. (This is what “prayer” is supposed to be.)
God knows what you are thinking anyway. You cannot fool God or hide anything from Him. God knows you better than you know yourself. And the wonderful thing is that God still loves you!
God is not too busy to hear about every detail of your life. I have no idea how God can listen to all of us, but He can. God is not bound by time like we are. However, He does it, we do not have to be concerned but can just trust Him.
JEREMIAH 33:3 NKJ 33 ‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’
6. SERVE GOD
One of the best ways to maintain a consistent connection with God is through service. Serving God is a great way to practice what you learn from scripture and to demonstrate God’s love to others. There are so many ways to serve God. Whether it is by taking up a role in your church, providing any kind of service to someone in need, sharing God’s word on different platforms, or simply demonstrating God’s love to someone, you can use your God-given gifts to put God’s Word into action!
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven. — Matthew 5:16
BIBLE VERSES ABOUT WALKING WITH GOD
2 Corinthians 5:7 – (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. (Read More…)
Psalms 119:105 – NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Deuteronomy 5:33 – Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
Psalms 119:127 – Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.
Ephesians 2:10 – For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.
James 4:7 – Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Micah 6:8 – He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Genesis 6:9 – These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God.
James 4:8 – Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Amos 3:3 – Can two walk together, except they be agreed?
Zechariah 3:7 – Thus saith the LORD of hosts; If thou wilt walk in my ways, and if thou wilt keep my charge, then thou shalt also judge my house, and shalt also keep my courts, and I will give thee places to walk among these that stand by.
Hebrews 12:1 – Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Colossians 2:6 – As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:
1 John 4:8 – He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
Genesis 5:22-24 – And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: (Read More…)
Romans 13:13 – Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Job 22:21 – Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.
Galatians 5:16 – This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
Isaiah 30:21 – And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
Free Printable Bible Reading Plan
Are you ready to dive into scripture and are serious about spending more time reading the Bible but not sure how to get started? Printable Bible Reading Plan are a great way to dive into Scripture in a more intentional way so you can get the most out of the time you spend reading the verses.
I pray that this is a place where you can gain encouragement in your prayer life and in your relationship with God! Here you will find a free printable, “Bible Reading Plan- Walking with God” that you can download by clicking on the highlighted links.
You are welcome to use this printable for personal use or in small group Bible studies.
Have a wonderful day! Enjoy!