Walking With Jesus

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by Rev. Samuel D. Geroy
Article on our August 2013 Theme: Lengthen and Strengthen Our Personal Devotion

   Joseph learned to walk with God at a young age of 17 years when he was sold as a slave to Egypt against his will (Genesis 37). He grew in faith and fulfilled the Lord's plan for his life. Psalm 1 describes this blessed way of life wherein the godly man does not associate with the ungodly, or participates in their ways but that walks in the way of the Lord as revealed in His Word.
   Prophet Isaiah wrote some of the most beautiful words of Scriptures concurring our walk with God. One is in Isaiah 1:18 "Come, let us reason together though your sings be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they they shall be as wool." Isaiah

40:1-3, "Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye tenderly to Jerusalem, and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished...The voice of him that crieth in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD..." Isaiah 5:4 "Surely, He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows..." All these portray the beauty of our walk with the Lord as we obey His Word.
   Truly we can deepen our personal devotion with the Lord. After making sure of our personal salvation through faith in Christ, we develop intimacy with God the Father by cultivating our relationship with His Son. These grow through reading the Word, personal devotion, prayer, serving the Lord and witnessing to others. In other words, we know more about God by walking with Jesus.
   Here are practical ways that will deepen our walk with Jesus:
          1. Start with daily devotion by reading the Bible and using a devotional book.

          2. Read the Bible through - one chapter a day. (It will be completed in about 3 years)
          3. Take notes when listening to the preaching of the Pastor or teaching of the Sunday School teacher.
          4. Continue reading and studying the Bible all through life.
   Doing all the above things will deepen and strengthen our walk with the Lord.