“Christian walk” or “walking with God” are phrases that get used often in conversations at church or with older Christians. But what do they really mean? These Bible Verses on walking with God, explanation of the Christian walk, and tips on living the Christian walk with others can help you in knowing how to walk with God.
What does it mean to walk with God?
Our walk with God, sometimes referred to as our Christian walk, refers to how we live our lives in relation to Christ. Harvest explains it this way:
“To walk with God means that we are moving in harmony with Him. We are staying close to Him. It is the same concept as abiding.”
Bible Verses on Walking with God
The Bible has talked about our walk with God, and it’s often a phrase you’ll see in devotionals or hear in sermons. Let’s take a closer look at these Bible verses on walking with God.
God walks with His people
“I will walk among you, and will be your God, and you will be my people.” Leviticus 26:12
God wants us to walk in His truth
“For your loving kindness is before my eyes. I have walked in your truth.” Psalm 26:3
We can walk in freedom when we follow God’s ways
“I will walk in liberty, for I have sought your precepts.” Psalm 119:45
Don’t walk with people who seek evil
“My son, don’t walk on the path with them. Keep your foot from their path, for their feet run to evil. They hurry to shed blood.” Proverbs 1:15-16
A walk of integrity influences others
“A righteous man walks in integrity. Blessed are his children after him.” Proverbs 20:7
Our walk is by faith
“Therefore we are always confident and know that while we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord; for we walk by faith, not by sight.” 2 Corinthians 5:6-7
We are to walk by the Holy Spirit
“If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. Let’s not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another.” Galatians 5:25-26
We should walk in love, following Christ’s example
“Walk in love, even as Christ also loved us and gave himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling fragrance.” Ephesians 5:2
If you have received Jesus, you should walk in Him
“As therefore you received Christ Jesus, the Lord, walk in him.” Colossians 2:6
Walk in light, not in darkness
If we say that we have fellowship with him and walk in the darkness, we lie, and don’t tell the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ, his Son, cleanses us from all sin. 1 John 6:7
Remember these verses on walking with God to inspire you in your daily walk with Him!
Benefits of walking with God with other Christians
Do you feel alone as you try to live your life for Christ in your Christian walk? Even when you know that God is always with you, you can feel alone and without support sometimes. When our pastor recently spoke about the Christian walk, he offered this advice. “When you need help, walk with someone who walks with God.”
This may seem really easy for some people. They can instantly name a long list of people who they are already close to. Or they are part of relationships where they help each other walk closely with God. They live out Proverbs 27:17 (ESV): “Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.”
But for others, this is a struggle. Maybe it’s harder for them to make friends. Perhaps they don’t have a lot of people to connect with in their community. It could be the pandemic made them used to feeling alone. Or possibly some friendships have drifted apart or ended entirely. This can be a lonely place to be, and I have been there at times over the years. From my experiences and observations, here are some tips that can help you walk with someone who walks with God.
If you aren’t going to church, go to church.
This is so important. Being part of a community of people who love Jesus and work together to tell people about Him is not only good for us, but glorifies God. Hebrews 10:24-25 (ESV) reminds us, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Participate in a Bible study/small group at church.
This is often a way to connect with a smaller group of people, especially at a large church, and grow deeper relationships. We can benefit from the closer examination of God’s Word, as well as the insights from others.
Read books, listen to podcasts, or watch YouTube videos of people who are walking with God.
Some of the media we consume does not draw us closer to God and can, in fact, draw us away from God. When we replace that media with books, podcasts, and other material from Christians who want to help you in your daily walk with God, then we have the opportunity to learn from someone who has been in God’s Word and wants to encourage you.
In my twenties, I read, perhaps from Elizabeth George, that this is a form of being mentored, especially when you do not have someone in your life who can give you that kind of guidance. Use wisdom as you select this type of media. Check that their view of God is based on the Bible, and that their life matches what they are saying (without expecting perfection.)
Sometimes in my occasional pursuit of taking 10,000 steps a day, getting those steps is about making a special effort; but other times, getting closer to that goal is just making sure to keep putting one foot in front of the other, doing what I’m supposed to do. That’s what our Christian walk looks like at times, as well. Keep walking with God, and with other Christians who care about their Christian walk.
If you liked reading Bible Verses on Walking with God, you may also want to check out Powerful Bible Verses about How God Sees Us.