Minister: Pastor Bajo Akinsanya
If you walk with God you will please God. The most important skill you need to learn is how to please God. There must be something in the lives of Enoch, Elijah and Jesus to help us walk with God as God did not let them die.
If a man is to walk with God the miraculous will become normal. Walking with God is not the preserve of pastors, preachers or prophets, rather everyone can walk with God (Acts 1:8, John 14:23-26, Romans 8:14). Whatever you are going through, you can walk with God.
7 Things to Know About Walking With God
- Walking with God is God’s idea. Your primary point of reference is God. You must walk with God not as you want, but as He wants, because it is God who is in charge. God does not do arguments. God knows your future and it is not a matter of an argument, it is a matter of “God, what do you want me to do?” God had determined what David was going to be and had prepared him for it even before David knew (1 Samuel 16:1, 2 Samuel 17:34-37). Walking with God means that you have to trust God.
- Walking with God is not by your effort. God will enable you to walk with him. He will give you the ability to do so, irrespective of your circumstances. To know your purpose, focus on the things that are present, not the things that are absent. God will put the skills on the inside. God will enable you to walk with him through the Holy Spirit. Your relationship with God is through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
- There is always a period of private preparation before public performance. Many of the things that you call challenges and problems are preparations for where you are meant to go. Jesus went into 18 years of silence in which He did nothing but prepare. The greatest act of faith is to prepare for the future that is currently invisible. The future that God shows you, He will take you to. Do not think your circumstances are too dire. God is showing you a future that you have not seen, you must stay the course for God is showing you a tomorrow and he wants you to prepare for it. How God sees time is different from how you see time.
- There must be a commitment to the word of God. You must believe. Psalm 119 shows David’s commitment to God. David’s commitment to God was unwavering (Psalm 119:49). God is not committed to fixing your problems but bringing his word to pass. Jesus’ commitment to God was legendary (John 10:18). Jesus had no other proof but that God said. Jesus’ belief in the word of God crossed the line of life and death. Beyond anything else, you must believe that God’s word is true. You must have a commitment to God that is unshakable. Start from what is written to the unknown.
- Walking with God requires commitment. David attacked the Philistines and was successful, but each time he had to fight, he went back again and asked God for instructions (2 Samuel 17-25). Acknowledge God in all your ways and he will direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6). Even if you have done it before, you must have a commitment to being led; it is the difference between success and failure. It doesn’t matter if you have faced the same problem. It’s a commitment to being led by the Holy Spirit. Always asking God is the difference between life and death; make good choices.
- There must be a commitment to you seek the presence of God at all times. Chase the presence of God.
- If you are going to walk with God successfully, you must have a commitment to relationships. Not relationships the way the world works, but the way God works. Walking with God is probably the most expensive but beneficial thing you can ever do.