Walk in it. The first time I heard God’s voice was audible, and He said, “Walk in it” (Isaiah 30:21). This was the true beginning of my walk with the Lord. I had received Christ as my Lord and Savior in a blizzard in the UP of Michigan the year before. However, my life changed slowly. Now this experience has profound meaning to me as God wants us to walk in His ways. God says, “Walk by the Spirit…live in the Spirit, let us also keep step with the Spirit” (Galatians 5:16; 25). When Paul was in prison for his faith he said, “…do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1).
James MacDonald reminds us of the walking theme echoing across Ephesians: “Walk in love…walk as children of light…look carefully how you walk” (Ephesians 5:2.8,15). If we are to walk in Christ and deal with sin, we must focus on the next step. We are to concentrate on the strength He gives us to be victorious. “Therefore as we have received Christ Jesus as Lord, so walk in Him” (Colossians 2:6).
As you walk with Christ today, don’t scan the horizon for what is ahead, but focus on the next step living in Christ our Guide and Leader.