Therefore, as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, ...
Colossians 2:6 NASB
Have you ever heard a teaching where one sentence caught you and made you pause?
It happened to me the other day. I was listening to a teaching on the radio and the speaker changed my whole perspective. He was teaching about Enoch. In Genesis 5:24 it says, “Enoch walked faithfully with God…..” The change for me happened when the speaker specified Enoch walked with God.
One of my go to Bible verses that I often repeat to myself is, “God will never leave me or forsake me.” (my modification), Deuteronomy 31:8.
When I thought about reconciling the two verses I realized my arrogance.
All along I had envisioned myself taking God with me where ever I went.
We are to walk with God, not we bringing God along with us. He is our Good Shepherded and we are His sheep. The sheep do not lead. They trust in the path the Shepherd has them on. (pause and think about that)
In our own lives, think about walking a dog. They often try to pull ahead of you, they get sidetracked and try to pull you this way and that way. They have their own agenda. They can become so distracted that they don’t see potential dangers ahead and may really have no clear direction. But, you are their master and as such you guide them in the correct direction. You care for them and keep them safe. The dog in return is supposed to yield to you and your commands. The command to bringing the dog back beside you and to keep him there is “with me”.
I realized, too often, I have been trying to take God where I wanted to go and do what I wanted to do without talking to him first. It is no surprise when things don’t always work out. I have to surrender to Him and trust Him to take me where I need to go. It is in walking with Him that I stay aligned with His will for my life. He is the Good Shepherd and I am the sheep.
Is God softly saying to you today, “Walk with me.”?
Dear friend, I bless you today to stay tuned into God’s soft whispering voice. Be blessed to trust in his leading and the path that He has you on. Continue to seek Him and He will show you the way. Amen.
Monica Brunn, July 12, 2022