Have you ever taken a leisurely walk with someone you care about deeply? It seems like the birds sing a sweeter song, the foliage is brighter green, the sky is bluer, and everything looks brighter.
Now, imagine you are walking with Jesus Christ. What would you notice? How would you view Him, yourself, and the world?
No doubt all of creation would seem even more majestic in the presence of its creator. Your senses would be amplified, striving to take in every detail of such a great one who has called you His "friend" (John 15:14).
One thing you would notice about Jesus would be His care for those who walked with Him. When the multitude was hungry, He fed them. When the sick came to Him, He healed them. And all who walked with Him were taught the words of God.
Walk in the Light
If you would walk with Christ you must walk in the light. Jesus said, "I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life." (John 8:12).
To walk in the light is to, walk in the words of Christ. David said that the
was a lamp to his feet and a light to his path (Psalm 119:105). Jesus' words will give you the light of life (John 6:63).
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Walk in Agape Love
Your neighborhood continues to change, with old neighbors moving out and new neighbors moving in. But the second great commandment remains unchanged; to love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39).
Jesus demonstrated agape love for His neighbors through His life of selflessness and His sacrificial death on the cruel cross. There is no greater love than this, that a man lay down his life for his friend (John 15:13).
It is this same agape love with which Jesus has reached out to you with that causes you to reach out to others.
Walk in Service
You were created in Christ for good works (Ephesians 2: 10). When you neglect that service, then you are not walking in the purpose for which Christ created you. But when you walk in the good works you will hear Jesus say to you "Come, you blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world" (Matthew 25:34b).
Walking in faithful service to your Father provides that sense off purpose and fulfillment that you are searching for. It just makes you feel good.
Whenever you are feeling low, a guaranteed "pick-me-up" is to go out and do some good works for someone else.
Walking in the light, in love and in service are necessary requirements for you who would walk with Jesus Christ. If you say that you are abiding in Christ, then you ought to walk just as Jesus walked (I John 2:6). This means that as you walk you will feed the hungry, help heal the sick, give comfort to the hurting, and share with others the life giving word of God.
As you walk with Christ, there is no condemnation upon you (Romans 8:1); the blessings of the Father are upon you (James 1:25); and the blood of Jesus continually cleanses you from all sin (I John 1:7).
Walking with Jesus brings peace, fulfillment, and contentment to your soul. It gives hope, not only of the resurrection of eternal life, but also for the life that you are now living (John 10- 10).
Remember, it. is your heavenly Father who is inviting you to walk with His royal Son; "As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him" (Colossians 2:6). What a great and high honor!
By Steve Vice
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