We live in a self-obsessed culture that craves the extraordinary, the awesome and the epic. High self-esteem is touted as the remedy for all ills. Contemporary sages advise us to meditate on how special and lovable we are. Paul’s description of a future generation is [...]
By Rosie Moore|
2019-05-03T14:23:42+02:00 May 3rd, 2019|
God wants to walk with us before he works through us.
From the very beginning, the triune God has loved to walk with broken human beings in deep, intimate relationship.
God walked with Adam and Eve in the garden in the cool of the day. (Genesis 3:8) A godly man named Enoch walked with God for over three centuries, and then God took him to paradise. (Genesis 5:22-24) Noah and Abraham walked with God in faithful obedience. (Genesis 6:9; 24:40).
Abraham is called the “friend” of God (2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23), and the Lord spoke to Moses “as a man speaks with his friend” (Exodus 33:11).
Through Jesus Christ, ordinary people like ourselves can discover the glorious riches of knowing God like these great men of old. We have even more direct access, because we can read the Old and New Testaments in our own language and God’s Spirit has made his home in our hearts to guide us as we read and pray. Jesus names as “friends” those who trust and follow him. He confides his kingdom purposes to those who abide in him and obey the Father (John 15:15).
To abide and obey—this is the purpose of The God Walk.
Friends talk and listen as they walk along the road together. When we read and meditate on God’s word, we are listening to his voice and learning what pleases him. As we pray in Jesus’ name and in the power of the Holy Spirit, we are responding to God’s voice. He delights in walking with us and energising our faith. Our spiritual connection with the Lord grows stronger as we flex our spiritual muscles. The God walk restores that precious fellowship that Adam enjoyed with God in the beginning.
In these God Walk devotions, I hope to unpack a Scripture text every Friday and spur you on to read the Bible and pray on your own. Learning to handle the Bible properly is as necessary to our walk with God as fuel is to fire. Personal devotionals are the most basic but overlooked discipline of the Christian journey. It is easy to look like a good Christian before people, but it is in the secret place where we learn to walk in humble sincerity with the Lord. It is there that we really do business with God. That is the heart of my devotional blog, The God Walk. I hope you will join me on this journey.
About Rosie Moore
Rosie is a member of Christ Church Midrand, teaches weekly women’s Bible studies and edits for The Gospel Coalition Africa. She writes a blog called The God Walk that offers encouragement and clarity to Christians seeking to understand and apply God’s word in their lives. Qualified as an attorney and teacher, Rosie is married to Peter and a stay-at-home mom of four teenagers. She enjoys running, writing, apologetics and inspiring Christians to understand and love God’s word.
By Rosie Moore|
2018-11-16T10:12:32+02:00 November 16th, 2018|
After his encounter with Nicodemus, an insider, Jesus speaks with a Samaritan woman, an outcast. His tone is more gentle with her and the encounter is laced with grace. Instead of a late night visit, [...]
By Rosie Moore|
2018-11-02T16:31:45+02:00 November 3rd, 2018|
The Namaqualand daisies are a multicoloured tapestry of desert blooms that defy the arid veld of the northern Cape after the spring rains. A honey-like scent diffuses the air for miles around. This striking display [...]