April 12, 2021
Our title sounds silly, doesn't it?
Everyone knows how to walk. Right?
every Christian does not know how to
walk with God throughout the day - in
the Word, in the Spirit, close to Jesus,
always in touch, ready for His use at a
moment's notice. No side issue, this is
one of God's primary desires for
see, He knows we regularly attend church
meetings where immersion in "all things
Christian" tends to make it much easier
to stay close to Him. That is, on
meeting days. But what about the other
days? Work days? Free days? Evenings and
weekends? Are we walking closely with
Christ on these days, too? Or drifting
afar off? Theoretically, we know we
should "walk with Christ," but
practically, many of us simply don't
know how. Why?
Too many of us have been passionately
preached to, but not carefully taught.
We have a vision of a Christian life,
but lack the nuts and bolts of it. We've
mastered doctrinal Christianity, but not
practical Christianity. We have a
devoted heart but lack a disciplined
lifestyle. Consequently, we draw near
Jesus at meeting times, then draw back
to lesser, lower attitudes,
conversations, and behavior patterns at
other times. Our Sundays are spiritual
but our weekdays are worldly. What do we
Special prayer? Okay! A trip to the
altar? That's good. Laying on of hands?
That's also biblical. A new course?
That's not wrong. But none of these
things will root and establish us in a
steady, close walk with Christ. The
people knew God's works but Moses knew -
and lived in - His ways! It's time we
become Mosaic. It's time we receive
practical instruction on how to walk
closely with God throughout the day.
Every day. This day. So, here are a few
Begin every day alone with God, reading
and searching His Word. Water that
creative Word-seed with prayer, praise,
thanksgiving, worship - and always,
childlike belief, asking God questions
but never questioning God and always
accepting His Word-answers as final. Not
comfortable worshiping at home? Get
comfortable. Learn to worship by
worshiping - ask the Holy Spirit to
teach you and expect His guidance. If
you start your day with anything or
anyone other than Jesus, you've just
written "bad day" all over it before you
even walk out the door!
When you leave your devotional time,
take your devotion with you. Live your
day set apart for Christ's pleasure, not
yours. Obey His Word in every situation
you meet. Don't ask what Jesus would do,
do what Jesus said you should do. Pray
spontaneously whenever problems or needs
arise. Don't wait for a prayer meeting,
be a walking prayer meeting.
Walk in faith. Believe God's Word is
true without further confirmation. Walk
in love. Love others daily with the same
patience, forgiveness, and forbearance
Jesus is loving you with daily. Walk in
hope. Believe all biblical prophecy will
be fulfilled and all God's plans for you
are good - and don't delay or cancel
them by unbelief or disobedience!
Walk in the
attitude of acceptance. Give thanks "in"
all situations, knowing "this is the
will of God" for you (1 Thessalonians
5:18). And even thank Him "for" all
things (Ephesians 5:20), knowing He
turns "all" things for good (Romans
8:28). Walk watching. Understand you're
a target for the tripster, Satan, and
he's skilled at stumbling saints. So, be
Walk expecting tests. They must come so
your faith may be proven, purified,
strengthened, and increased, and your
obedience a matter of record. Obey
thoroughly and joyfully, not halfway and
grumbling. Walk asking the Spirit's
guidance. Then follow His guidance
whether you like it or not, confident in
His unchanging wisdom and goodness.
to confess sin, should it occur. When
sin happens, confession must happen -
immediately! Every moment you wait you
are in darkness, in the flesh, out of
the Spirit, and an easy mark for the
tripster. Walk ready to forgive. When
people offend you, forgive them -
immediately! Drop all anger and pray for
If your day feels dry, water it! Confess
you know Christ is with you
because, "He hath said, I will never
leave thee, nor forsake thee" (Hebrews
13:5). If your day is successful, be
humble. Thank the Lord profusely for
your blessings, naming each one - and
the pride of self-congratulation will
never stumble you.
Practice charity. "Give, and it shall be
given unto you" (Luke 6:38), so you may
give again. Do your duty. Faithfulness
grows as we labor faithfully, especially
in great adversity. Discipline yourself.
Minimize overeating and oversleeping and
maximize time management and a "God's
will first" daily agenda, realizing
indulgence and indolence reduce your
spiritual walk to a crawl while fasting
and diligence help you run and not be
When correction comes, embrace it. The
Holy Spirit shows us what's wrong so we
may do what's right - immediately! A
corrected Christian is a stronger
Christian and a corrected walk a closer
walk. When you need rest, take it.
Overcomers realize overwork often gives
the tripster a chance to work them over.
ask your beliefs, share them frankly and
freely. Professing Christ more helps us
possess Christ more. When sudden fear
comes, suddenly trust. Take the
intruding threat or anxiety straight to
your unshakable Refuge and "by prayer
and supplication, with thanksgiving"
rely on His unfailing faithfulness to
see you through (Philippians 4:6-7).
Bible meditation. Muse, ponder, and
delight in Bible texts until their power
empowers you. Practice the holiest
communion. Commune with the holy One,
Christ, through the day. Talk to Him
frequently, thank Him often, and
whenever His Spirit brings His Word to
mind, stop and consider how it applies
to your current situation.
Practicing this practical Christianity
will make you a "doer of the Word, not a
hearer only" (James 1:22-25). These
biblical nuts and bolts will make you a
soundly-built human tabernacle the
Spirit may indwell and use for any task
at any time. Combined with your
devotion, these simple disciplines will
enable you to walk with Jesus not just
on meeting days but every day. Any day.
This day! And that will trip the
So, now you've got your instructions.
Walk in them!