• Matt Beaney

#237 – WALK WITH GOD (17/11/20)



This week, we take a break from our current series.


Christianity is not a set of disciplines. It’s a living relationship with Jesus by the Spirit. We are invited to walk with God each day in a mindful, prayerful, submissive attitude. It’s so important that we don’t turn Christianity into traditions, meetings, practices, habits… It’s more than a way of life, it’s walking with the one who is the life!


Readings and reflections

1. God wants to teach us to walk with Him. Jesus said,

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 28:28-30)

If we fail to walk with Jesus, what does this text imply will be our experience?

If we learn to walk with Jesus, What does this text promise?

To be yoked is to walk closely and in parallel with Jesus. To walk with Jesus, we need to learn from Him. This current crisis can deepen our relationship with Jesus or cause us to fall into bad habits and become ‘unyoked’. Jesus invites us to spend quality time with Him in His word and in prayer each day.


2. God has a will for our lives and His people. As He walks, we need to walk in His steps and at His pace and not in our own pace. To do this, we need to be in His presence. Here, we hear His voice. Jesus makes the promise,

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing…If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:5, 7)

Walking with God and ‘remaining’ (abiding) in Him are different analogies that mean the same thing. What is promised for those who will remain in Jesus?

Do you see how Jesus equates walking with or abiding in Him with allowing His words to remain in you? If we are going to be effective as individuals and as churches at walking with Jesus, we must ensure that we treasure God’s word among us. What would you say that God is speaking to your church and to you about at this moment?


To memorise this week

‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’ (Isaiah 40:30-31)


To consider this week

Have you considered starting a ‘running partners’ relationship? If we are to walk with God, we need the encouragement of our brothers and sisters. To find out more,

https://www.communitychurchputney.com/post/running-partners


Secondly, this week is a week of prayer and fasting for us as a church. Please sign up for as many sessions as you can at,

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfyoxlMLUb3c-_QEJ7Ts36rX08SITCVpYhoLkxHZbG2GO0y8w/viewform?gxids=7628



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