Take Another Step

Pete Kersker - Jul 01, 2022

Jesus encountered God regularly, listening to God's word read and discussed at least every Sabbath. He worked through his struggles by drawing near to God in prayer and learning his Father's perspective. Then, Jesus did what God called him to do. These things worked together to become a step in his walk with God.

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you?…walk humbly with your God (Micah 6:8 NIV).

Jesus walked with God his whole life. He taught his disciples (students) to do the same. He taught them the Scriptures, the best way to interpretation of them, and gave them additional teachings that would help them to walk with God. Then, Jesus told them that he would help them every step of the way.

"You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you. Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. 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 do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned" (John 15:3-6 NIV).

Jesus' teachings, promises, and encouragement still apply to Christ-followers today. We can encounter God by reading or listening to the Scriptures. Our Bibles include Jesus' teachings to help us the way he helped the disciples of his day. We can draw near to God through Jesus, receive the Spirit of God from Jesus, and walk with God by staying connected to Jesus. Step by step, we can walk humbly with our God.

"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. "As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete" (John 15:7-11 NIV).

Do you walk humbly with your God?

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