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How to Walk with God

If you are just beginning your walk with God and would like some background on what this is all about, read on.

Long before humanity was created in the earth, God desired to have a family of children who would share in His nature and who would express the glory of His character. He began this process by creating Adam and Eve and placing them in a beautiful garden where they would be given the opportunity to live peaceably while learning responsibility. And each day, God came to them and would walk with them and talk with them in the cool of the day. His desire was for Adam and Eve to get to know Him as their Creator, their God and their Friend.

As we are so painfully aware, the disobedience of Adam and Eve brought sin into the world. With sin came death, suffering, violence and a thousand other woes. All seemed at a loss. But God, in His wisdom, had already prepared a plan to buy back the loss of our relationship with the sacrifice of His own Son. It took thousands of years and a long process of gradual revelation as He prepared the world to receive the truth of His love for us, but at just the right time, Jesus came into the world.

The kind of life that Jesus lived while here on this earth is an example to each of us as to just what God is looking for. Jesus lived a life of peace. He loved and blessed others, even those who hated Him. He did good, healing the sick miraculously and driving demons from the minds and bodies of those who were tormented by them. Most of all, He lived in perfect harmony with God the Father. He prayed to God. He talked about God’s Word with others. He listened to God speak back to Him.

Finally, in perfect obedience, Jesus was willing to lay down His life in behalf of everyone else to pay the price of death for our disobedience. His death and resurrection bring us forgiveness and allow us to participate in the life that He now offers all who are willing to receive, a life that is just what God had planned from the beginning: being His children and walking daily in fellowship with Him.

Throughout history there have been numerous people who have walked with God. One of the first recorded stories is about a man named Enoch (Genesis 5). There is very little said about Enoch in the Bible, but what is said is significant. He had his first child, Methuselah, when he was sixty five years old. And after the birth of his son, he walked with God three hundred years, having other children along the way. Then one day, God simply took Enoch from this life and from this world — he could not be found because God took him away.

Some of the encouraging aspects of the life of Enoch are that he was a man of responsibilities, just like we are, yet he managed those responsibilities without losing sight of his spiritual need for God. He was a father of at least four children (sons and daughters imply at least two of each), but he did not let family demands pull him away from serving God. And he served God without a Bible. He did not have a full printed revelation to guide his daily steps. Still he lived in such a way that God was very pleased with his life.

Another man who walked with God early on was Noah (Genesis 6). Noah lived in a generation in which it seemed that everything had gone downhill — and it had. Violence had increased to the point that it filled the earth. Sexual promiscuity was rampant. But Noah did not allow the wickedness of those around him to distract him from serving God. He was not a follower of God in name only. Rather, Noah walked with God and God walked with him. They had a relationship that was so important to God that He refused to destroy the whole earth without giving Noah a chance to save his family by building an ark. Noah’s obedience did save not only his life and the lives of his family members but also the hope of future generations.

Finally, a third example of someone who had a relationship with God was David (1 Samuel 16 and following). It is important to realize that long before the prophet Samuel poured the oil over David’s heads to anoint him as king, God had already referred to David as someone who was a man after God’s own heart (13:4). There was something about David, even as a very young man, that God liked. David possessed qualities of honesty, diligence and a heart that loved to worship God. The many songs that he wrote are an evidence of this, and his willingness to let God be the one that fought his battles evidenced David’s faith that God really was his Shepherd. Even after David sinned with Uriah’s wife, his cry of repentance was that God would not take His Holy Spirit from David and that God would restore the joy of salvation back into David’s life. His walk with God was more important than the kingdom.

There are many other examples of people who have walked with God. They are found not only in the Bible but in the many books and biographies of church history. But it is not enough for us to simply look in awe at the wonderful relationship someone else had with God. We must pursue God for ourselves. We must walk with God daily, or we have missed the message each of these people would try to tell us.

Questions that might run through your mind are, “What are some of the components of walking with God? How do I get started in my walk with God? How do I grow in my walk with God?” Let’s begin answering these questions with the very basics.

Step One
Before beginning a walk with God, you must get to know Him. There is only one way to God, and that is through Jesus Christ the Son of God. God set it up this way, and nothing you or I can do will change it. Jesus is our Savior, and He is also our example. As such, we must repent of our sins, telling God we are not only sorry for breaking His laws but also that we wish to turn away from the life we have lived. Then, we ask God to forgive us of all the things we have ever done which have been contrary to His way of living. After we ask forgiveness, we simply believe that He is Truthful when He says that He will forgive us (1 John 1:9). Then, we confess that we believe that He is the Son of God, that God raised Him from the dead, and that He is now the King of our lives.

Step Two
After you have come to know God through Jesus, you must realize that this is the beginning of a new relationship in your life. Like any relationship, there is much to learn about this new Person. At first you may be a bit hesitant to open up and share freely because of a fear of being rejected. That’s ok. God made you, and He understands how you feel. He is committed to a long term relationship with you. Let us look at how God views you before going any further.

1. First of all, you are forgiven. God does not keep looking at you remembering what you did to Him. He will not bring up your past to accuse you or make you feel guilty. You really are forgiven, and the sins you committed are forgotten.

2. Second, you are clean. As 1 John says, you have been cleansed from all of your unrighteousness. Picture yourself as someone wearing a very dirty, filthy and smelly robe. God not only comes to you and says, “I forgive you for getting yourself dirty,” but He also says, “Let me change your garment!” He takes off your old dirty robe and puts on you a brand new (still has the tag on it) white robe. You are clean again!

3. Third, you are righteous. You are not just made clean from the bad, but God actually makes you righteous. He does not leave you with an empty gaping hole where He took out the sin. He fills you with His love, His peace, His goodness. You are a different person than before you knew God.

4. Next, you are accepted. No one else may know how much rejection you have faced in your own life. Rejection is very, very painful. Sometimes the people closest to us hurt us the most with cutting words or even physical abuse. God will never do that to you in this relationship. He has made a one hundred percent commitment to you. He opens His arms wide to embrace you. The proof of His acceptance of you is the great price He paid to win you back — the death of His Son Jesus. You never need fear rejection from God because of that price.

5. Fifth, you are free. God does not forgive you and clean you up only to leave you bound in chains that would keep you captive to sin. The death, burial and resurrection of Jesus liberate us from sin. You have a new power working within you that will prompt you not only to want good things but also give you the strength, courage and willpower to do them.

6. Sixth, the life that is ahead of you is filled with purpose, because God views you as a partner in the great work He is doing in the universe. He does not merely point you to the bleachers to watch the game, He intends for you to put on your uniform and get involved. He has a key play with your name on it.

7. Finally, God views you ultimately as His child. Romans 8:14-17 describe you as being a joint heir with Jesus Christ in God’s family. All that God has to offer is yours as His child. He wants you to believe that. He wants you to experience that. This is what walking with God is all about.

Step Three
Knowing how God views you will help you in your willingness to open up to God with your own heart and life. It’s always easier to be open with someone whom you know really, truly loves you. But commitment in any relationship is a two way street. If you want to walk with God, you must be committed to Him. The way you express your love for God is by obeying Him. Jesus said, “The one who has my commandments and keeps them is the one who loves me” (John 14:21).

Since we show our love for God by obeying Him, we have to learn what His commands are. This is really very simple to do. Start by reading the Bible, especially the four Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John), in a translation that you can clearly understand. As you read, you will be able to learn firsthand what Jesus said to His followers two thousand years ago. Jesus’ main concern was not to teach people how to make money or how to amass material wealth. He came, in His own words, to give us life, abundant life (John 10:10). This abundant life is one in which love governs our actions and thoughts. We learn to forgive instead of strike back. We learn to care for the needs of others instead of being selfish. Jesus even teaches us how to communicate with God.

Sometimes you may be faced with a choice, and you may not understand exactly what it is that God wants you to do in the situation. In such times, we have to learn to listen to the voice of God as He speaks to us inwardly by the Holy Spirit. Now everyone has a lot of thoughts and ideas that go through our head on any given day. How do you tell which is God’s Spirit? The more you read God’s Word, the more you will be able to distinguish His voice when He speaks to you through the Holy Spirit. If you hear a voice telling you to retaliate in anger at someone who is hurting you, but you have just read Jesus’ words when he said to love you enemies and do good to those who hurt you, you can quickly realize that the voice you hear is not God’s Spirit. If in the same situation you hear a voice saying that you should pray for the person, you can realize that this is God’s Spirit speaking to you a specific direction for you to obey right then.

Obedience is really the central part of our walk with God. Without obedience, we cannot walk with Him at all. When we do obey His commands, His richest blessings become a natural part of our lives. His life becomes our life, and the peace, joy, love, exuberance and hope which only Jesus can give will fill our lives.

Step Four
One of the first things you will naturally want to do after you begin walking with God is to share the joy of your experiences with others. You do this mainly in two ways. The first way is to tell those who have not yet met Jesus. Many people in the world have been approached by others who are offering them some type of religion, even religion in the name of Jesus. What is often misunderstood is that following Jesus is not a dead religion. He is alive! If you can convey to others the hope, joy and peace you have found by showing them love and kindness, you will be sowing seeds of righteousness that God can bring to fulfillment. Don’t worry if people who have not yet met Jesus do not understand your excitement. Just focus on being consistent and faithful in your walk with God, and the life you have within you will be clear to them.

The second way of sharing your joy is to meet regularly with others who also are walking with God. The camaraderie and fellowship that comes from sitting down with another believer or a group of believers and talking about God, His Word and what He is doing in our lives is unmatched. When you do this, you have an opportunity to see how other believers handle problems. You can learn from the more mature believers. You can be an encouragement to the younger believers. And best of all, you can worship God together freely. Jesus Himself made this statement about how special it is for more than one person to be in His presence: “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there with them” (Matthew 18:20). If there are no other believers in your city, then use the telephone, the Internet or pen and paper to communicate with another Christian. Remember that a stream that is dammed up becomes stagnant over time. We want our walk with God to be fresh, real and living.

By following these simple steps, you will be on your way to a lifelong walk with God. I speak a blessing upon you in your walk, that you will be encouraged, that you will know the right paths and that you will remain devoted to Jesus, the One who loves you most.

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50 Responses to "How to Walk with God"

  1. m.silas says:

    thanks for creating this website this will help many people to know about jesus christ

  2. Manoharam says:

    Thanks to the God the Almighty, for forgiving our sins and for his blessings

    The above presentation is highly worth reading by every Christian to know how to get back to God.

  3. Tom says:

    Great read! Thanks so much, it clears up some clouds in my mind and gives new energy to walk in God’s path.

  4. victoria says:

    thank you for the great read. i’m looking forward to starting a new relationship with a god i just didn’t know how to get started. I wrote down all your pointer. and i thank you for taking the time. so other know how to get started

    1. how will i know if that jesus talks to me sometimes its hard to understand how will i walk with god how i do that if i only i could believe and have faith how will you do that i would like to ask you that question

      1. admin says:

        Couple of thoughts. Jesus said that His sheep hear and know His voice. There’s something inherent about the voice of the Shepherd which gives peace to and calms the sheep. That being said, Jesus is also not going to be telling you anything contrary to what is in the Bible. Further, we each need to get intimately familiar with what IS in the Bible — God is already speaking to us there. The Gospels are a great place to start, because there we get to hear the words of Jesus firsthand.

        You also ask how you can get/have faith. Paul tells us that faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

        If you don’t have a good habit of daily reading the Word, then start one. Start with the Gospels, reading through them and asking Jesus to speak to your heart and mind directly through His Word. Then spend some time in prayer just talking to God about what you read. That’s how you work on developing that relationship with God.

  5. Philip Ussenge says:

    I really, really appreciate this article. May the Lord bless you so much. I’m a born again christian in Kenya, Africa. But I didn’t know exactly how to walk closely with God. You have helped me so much. Thank you! May the Lord bless you and enlarge your territory!

  6. Playne says:

    I feel so bless reading this article, it has given me a new light on my walk with God. i now understand better the real meaning of walking with God. thank you very much and i pray that other born again christians would read this article and be blessed.

  7. Kathy Humphreys says:

    My husband and I are pleased about receiving “How To Walk With God”. Each time we read them it continues to remind us that God is true to His Word and applying it to our daily lives is a blessing. We look forward to reading these messages every morning. Kathy and Merv

  8. JASMYN FARR says:

    I am so grateful to have found and read this article “How To Walk With God.” Now I not only know exactly what to do in order to walk with the Lord but, also, all the things GOD does (stated in step two) when you choose to establish a relationship with Him. I did not know how exactly to walk with God before and now I do. I am so excited to start walking (properly) with the Lord! 😀

  9. LPinder says:

    Thank you so much for this article. I sometimes face many struggles walking with God. I know that by glorifying his name and thanking him for his precious son in my everyday life, and spreading this wonderful news to others will help me in my walk with God. Thank you, and God bless!

  10. KIMATHI says:

    This has given me a language to express THE WALK WITH GOD. I had it so simple (a)his will (b)his values and (c)his ideals. now you have expounded it for me. GOD bless you.

  11. Merv & Kathy says:

    We want to say again we are so blessed to receive “Walking With God” on a daily basis. Each message seems to more relevant than the last and is giving us godly direction in all areas of our lives.
    We are continuely amused and amazed how the Spirit of God bears witness to other members of God’s family.

    Yours in Christ!

  12. Kelly says:

    I am an addict and alcoholic who has come to the realization that there is something better and more beneficial to my current state of mind. I quit using drugs about 6 yrs ago when I found myself pregnant, i married the father. We are trying to raise our child in a Christian atmosphere as we are diligent members of a very large congregation, many of whom do not know (me). I help out anywhere they need me but I cannot feel that Godliness inside my soul. I don’t know what to do? I am so sad that I cannot feel Him working in me. I love the Lord and I do have questions but not to disqualify Him as a Spirit of Deliverance. I still drink on occasion but my occasions and others’ occasions are very different. I pray to be able to tell my story but so many have the same story. Should I know what He wants for me to do or will I just have to wait, how do I know if I have missed my calling or when i am being called? Please help, I am very concerned for me and my future. With all the love in the world so is equal the hate.

    1. admin says:


      There are a few things which come to mind that I want to share with you.

      1) You need the power of the Holy Spirit in your life. I don’t know your background or the type of church you attend. What I do know is that being filled with the Holy Spirit makes the difference between a struggling Christian life and an overcoming Christian life. I have had the opportunity to witness this firsthand once again in the lives of several dear people whose church didn’t believe in the baptism in the Holy Spirit — until they got so hungry and it began happening to them. I asked one lady to compare her life a year ago with her life now, and she said, “I wanted to quit. It’s not that I didn’t love God, but I just didn’t feel like I could make it.” Now, she is filled with joy.

      I don’t have a lot on my site currently on this, but I do have one MP3 you can listen to:

      If you find that helpful, let me know. Or if you have questions after listening to it, please let me know.

      2) You need openness and accountability with someone local, someone “with skin on” who you can share your trials and successes with. This should be a mature believer who won’t judge you for your faults and who knows how to pray and will commit to pray for you. I’m glad you were willing to be open with me, but I’m a remote person who doesn’t know you on a local, weekly level. Pray and ask God to help you find/select this person, or pray that He will bring her across your path. I say her because it would be unwise to open up a path across gender boundaries unless it were a professional counseling situation.

      3) Don’t quit. Just because it’s hard now, or confusing, or whatever doesn’t mean it’s always going to be this way. Hebrews 12 tells us that there is a huge stadium filled with believers who have run this race before us who are cheering you and me on. If you could only imagine the stories that each of them have, the trials they encountered (some of them endured severe persecution!). Yet they are all saying, “You can make it!”

      Be blessed as you continue to HOPE in the only Savior.


  13. Jasmine says:

    Thank you.

    1. jasmine mark says:

      (from Malaysia)
      thank you for your encourgement through your word.i am trully bless and has put my trust in God in my life.May God bless you.

  14. JAMES DAYAL says:

    I’m blessed. In a very structured manner the entire relationship with God and steps and meaning of walking with God has been presented. This is good both for christians as well as non-christians. It can also be used to present the gospel to others.


    I’m supposed to share the Word of God at a church tomorrow morning. When I prayed to the Lord, he gave me the message title as ‘Walking with God’. Already I was reeling under so much of work pressure, so many deadlines to keep and a lot of responsibilities. Above all, time is rather short for me to really study the Bible quietly, meditate and then learn the things God wants to teach me. In a desperate condition, I came across your write up and I must tell you, it was such a blessing indeed. Now, the Lord has revealed so many things to me regarding what all I should share. I praise God for you. God Bless.

    1. admin says:

      That’s great. Feel free to read through other articles on the site and share it, too.

  16. dee says:

    thanks for the encouragement, Bless you

  17. Richard says:

    May God always blessed you your page lifted me more now in my walk with Jesus and his Father.

  18. deng says:

    This message is very helpful to me.
    Nice to meet you here.

  19. SERAH NZAU -KENYA says:

    This message is worthy to to especially us christians who are yarning to ejoy enternal life in heaven. Thanks for those who have contributed this May God bless you and lets encourage one another to walk daily with our maker.

  20. Xungi - Cape Town says:

    Thank you for this heaven sent article. It’s so special to see God’s hand at work through people…May he continue to bless you all so that others in turn may be blessed. Amen.

  21. Luke Venediger says:

    Thank you for a most insightful article. I’ve been a Christian for a long tim but have inky recently begun to take my relationship with Him seriously. I have been praying everyday for almost two weeks and already I feel closer to Him.


    ps @Xungi – howzit from a fellow South African 🙂

  22. Blunt says:

    Praise the Lord!! I’m blessed to read this article and overwhelmed that fellow believers in the Body of Christ are standing for truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth in the last hour. Praise the Lord!!

  23. hakima leslie says:

    thank you so much ! for your article i was living worldly and for myself but jesus came into my life and i live for jesus the only one that will ever die for me. i thank him each and everyday that he save me . matthew 7:7 say ask and it will be giving to you seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you; i am now closer to him then ever before!

  24. Pouli Sia says:

    Thank you so much for the great read. God is so amazing and has done so many great things for me, and i want to learn more and more about him. I’m currently listening to a sermon about ‘treasures’ Matt 6:21 “Fore where your treasure is there also is your heart” and i definitely want the ‘Kingdom of God’ to be my treasure. It’s so good to know that there are websites like this where i can find helpful information about God and his teachings…

    God Bless

  25. matsung ozukum says:

    Praise God,,
    For the God’s servant whom He gave wisdom to write this presentation. it is really encouraging and refreshing my relationship with Him.

  26. KJ Kachy says:

    I found this article at a low-point in my life and at a point that of course, God knew I needed right at that time, so I want to say thank you!!

    1. admin says:

      I’m glad it encouraged you. Browse the site and see if there’s anything else you find helpful. Also, feel free to try out the free daily devotional. You can subscribe or unsubscribe at any time.

  27. Craig Henderson says:

    I’m a Christian, however, your message to me today has touch my heart to the point that I want to let my light shine I must. I googled walk with God and up popped your message I read it, it has strengthen me to go out and be a true advocate for God. I was thinking about Phillipians 4:10-14 to be content, why shouldn’t I be I have all I need I have Jesus, and that is something to be excited about. for the rest of my days on this earth I ask God to give me the strength to let my light shine, to let His Holy Spirit guide me and direct my path.

    1. admin says:

      I’m glad you were blessed by it. Don’t be moved from the simplicity that is in Christ.

  28. Philomena ( Kenya) says:

    This is owesome. For sure we need to walk with him bacause he is our strength, we cannot make it for a day without him. Praise be to his name

  29. michelle says:

    im so v bless this wepsites,thank you for all that sponsor,becous as i read this article i know how god loves each so thankful,,,,,,,glory to god,,,,,,more power .god bless…its an awsome ””

  30. michelle says:

    how great our god……….thank you so much………god bless you all…….

  31. Charnek says:

    Thank you for this! I have always been a christian but has never takin my walk with God seriously. I always thought that I had time to get to know him but it wasn’t until recently that I learned that I shouldn’t wast what does I have, that the next day my not always be there. I have been talking to God everyday ever since, praying to him and trying to learn more about him. I wanted to learn how to wlk with him better and what you have written is so helpful. God bless you and others like you for taking the time to help others find their way. And again thank you.

  32. Christinah Nyathi says:

    A much needed article or information for any beliver, many are old christians but do not know how to walk with the Father.
    Thank you for this.
    God bless

  33. Newton (Kenya) says:

    Keep up the good work…Walk with God for sure entails total submission to His word in Love…many of us do not quite understand this and are perennially bound by doctrines of men…it is nice to see the truth that sets everyone free simply outlined in this site.

    God bless you.

  34. Kenneth says:

    praise God i needed to hear this i drive truck and in the hussle & bussle of doing my wordly joib i lost site of my walk with God reading this has reminded me what i been miising God bless and all you out there keep walking with god in the cool of the morning

  35. ADE says:


    1. admin says:

      Great. Feel free to use and share the resources with others. If you’re not receiving the daily meditations by e-mail, sign up and try them. They’re free.

  36. george says:

    I thank God through you for the details you have provided me. I really know that God is using you quite tremendously in His kingdom to give us insights of spiritual salvation. I can now walk with God and reach my heavenly destination.
    May you be blessed as you continue your noble job in God’s service.

  37. Jack says:

    This article has been helpful in lifting my mood and helped me clarify somethings. Thank you.

  38. Zach says:

    Thank you so much. I am a young man that wants to know how to walk with God. I want to learn how to draw near to Him. I want people to see God’s glory on my face like it was with Moses after he spent some time with Him. I want that fellowship with Him that He created us to have with Him. After reading this, it has been helpful, but I want to know more.

    1. admin says:

      I’m glad this was a nudge in the right direction. The simple truth is, no book, no devotional, no conference, no seminar, no amount of church going will give you this. To have that kind of fellowship means one-on-one time with your Creator in prayer and meditation on His Word. The good news is, nothing or no one can really stop you if you deeply desire that. Having asked that from God and expressed your desire, follow the desires He puts in your heart to seek Him. He leads, you follow: the results are eternally rewarding.

  39. Sarah Onyile says:

    I am a Sunday School teacher and was planning a lesson for my high school class on their “Walk with God.” You gave me all I needed to teach the class plus enrich my own personal walk with my Heavenly Father. Thank you so much and may God Bless you abundantly!

    1. admin says:

      Thanks for the feedback. I’m glad it was helpful. Please feel free to share the fact that the students can get daily (short) devotionals by signing up on the front page of the website.

  40. Ayoola says:

    Awesome article. it definitely clarified some of my reflections on walking with God. Check out for similar reflections. God bless your obedience.

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