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Watch Your Walk

we need to take care to check our lives and clear them of any rubbish (sin).

An amazing number of gadgets allows us to monitor our levels of daily exercise and keep a check on the food we consume. These ‘health monitors’ – such as ‘Fitbit’, Apple watches, and smart watches – enable us to track our fitness levels. All of this has come about because of an increasing interest in our state of health. We are told we should take at least 10,000 steps every day to maintain reasonable levels of fitness and, of course, be careful what we eat!

10,000 steps may be quite a challenge, depending on one’s occupation. However, we are all advised to aim for it, and so we’re encouraged to ‘watch our walk’, to ‘survey our steps’. In our spiritual walk with God, it is also vitally important that we watch our walk and survey our steps. Failure to do this can lead us into the wrong places and along the wrong path.

So what does it mean to walk with God? Well, just as you would walk with someone, and are in close proximity with him, so when you walk with God, you need to be close to Him. As you walk with others, you listen to what they say, and, in turn, you talk to them. Walking with God is just like that. You allow God to talk to you through His word, and, in prayer, you talk to the Lord and share with Him the burdens of your heart.How then should we ensure that we watch our walk with God?

First of all by taking care that we guard our devotional times with God – ensuring that every day we set time aside to read and study God’s word and to pray. No matter how busy you are, don’t miss your daily appointments with God.

Secondly, we must be mindful of the company we keep. Keeping company with people who influence us negatively will cause our steps to wander and take us away from God. We need to seek Christian company, associate and fellowship with those who are saved and have the same interests. Sadly, the pull of worldly company has been so strong that it has led some away from God. Their walk with God has been adversely affected.

Thirdly, we should ponder the choices we make. There must be a seeking of God’s will for every decision in life, because making choices without consulting the Lord will have a detrimental effect on our Christian walk. Reaching a decision based on what we feel is right, rather than what we know to be right before God, is a flawed procedure. To walk with God means to have your will aligned to God’s will.

Finally, we need to take care to check our lives and clear them of any rubbish (sin). Don’t allow sin to overtake you! By the help of God’s Holy Spirit, deal with it, and live fully unto the Lord. Paul says, “See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise” (Ephesians 5:15). He warns us to watch our walk: We are to walk wisely, walk carefully, walk worthily, as becomes children of God. Just as Satan desired to ‘sift’ Christ’s disciples, so he desires to sift God’s people today, so we really must watch our walk and guard our steps!

Rev. Garth Wilson.