1 John 2: 6 NASB
the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.
What does it mean to walk like God?
For many of us walking like God is something abstract.
When asked about walking like God, some spend hours trying to pinpoint some superb description of what this means. It is some abstract, almost cliché term.
What many of us fail to realize is that walking is a verb. We shouldn’t spend our time with all of these fanciful definitions. We should be spending out time doing it!
But what is walking like God? If it is not what we think it is then what is it?
Walking like God is NOT:
1) A lot of Cant’s
Walking like God is about giving up and letting go those things that tie us down to this world. But sometimes, we see letting go and turning away from certain things as being a lot of restrictions- a lot of CAN’Ts. That is not walking like God is all about.
On the other end of focusing on the can’ts, we sometimes find ourselves with this long list of things that ‘a person who is walking like God SHOULD be doing‘. It could be things such as wearing long dresses, going to church twice a week, putting in a certain amount of time in study etc.
NONE of these shows what it means to walk with God.
Romans 3: 20
because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin.
There is no work, no restrictions that we can impose on ourselves that will cause us to walk like God.
For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works of the Law
There is no clearer example of walking like God than looking at the One who came to show Him- Jesus.
When Jesus was on earth He showed us how to walk. He was kind, compassionate, caring, faithful, honest. He lived to minister to those around Him. He was true to God, near compromising…All of these things He did. But, He never did them in His strength. Jesus walked in surrender to His Father.
John 5:30 NAB
“I cannot do anything on my own; I judge as I hear, and my judgment is just, because I do not seek my own will but the will of the one who sent me.
So then what is walking like God?
Walking like Him is walking surrendered. It is not trying to do things in your own strength. It is saying, “Lord take me. I surrender. I don’t want to live for me anymore. I want you to live through me.”
And when we surrender the change will come. We will be like Him because He is the one who is changing, guiding and living through us.
Walk like Him today.