Walking with us | Discipleship Prayer Day 16
When we walk in love, we become different. When we walk in peace, we are no longer the same.
Let me walk close to you today, Lord.
Enoch walked with God…Noah was a moral and exemplary man; he walked with God… Judah still walks with God and is faithful to the holy one. ― Genesis 5:24, 6:9b, Hosea 11:12b
When two people are walking together they are traveling in the same direction. They walk at the same pace and talk to each other. In walking together there is harmony, unity, and community. Enoch walked with God for 300 years, Scripture tells us, and was then taken away to Paradise. Noah walked with God and, in doing so, saved the human race. The nation of Judah, during the time of Hosea, continued to walk faithfully with God, even when Israel had fallen away.
Moses came down from Mount Sinai…[he] didn’t realize that the skin of his face shone brightly because he had been talking with God. ― Exodus 34:29
When Moses came down from Mount Sinai, having spent some time with God, he wasn’t the same. Anyone who saw him knew that something had happened. All the things we discussed in the previous section – love, mercy, justice, truth, grace, peace, and blessing – become known to us as we walk faithfully with God. When we walk in love, we become different. When we walk in peace, we are no longer the same. We shine—not with the light of our own glory, but with the brightness of God’s presence in our lives. And when we radiate mercy, justice, and blessing, people will notice.
And they will call his name Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” ― Matthew 1:23
We even take pride in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, the one through whom we now have a restored relationship with God. ― Romans 5:11
Thank you, LORD, for coming to walk with us in a new way; as Messiah and Savior. Because you have done this, we now have the opportunity to be forgiven and freed from our sin, and to walk with you in faith, and in hope, and in love.