Have you stopped to consider how your walk with the Lord is going? Personally, I think our walk with Christ should be on our minds all of the time. It shouldn’t be something we hit the pause button on, or turn off when we leave church. It is an ongoing relationship with the creator that starts when we give our lives to him and are born again, all the way until the day we die. Abraham knew that because God specifically reminds him in Genesis chapter 17 verse 1 which says:
"When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, 'I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.'”
God tells him this right before he makes that all important covenant with him, promising that he’d be the father of many nations, and changing his name from Abram to Abraham. But even at ninety-nine God tells him to walk before him and to be blameless. How is your walk? It doesn’t matter how old you are; that is always a question we should ask ourselves. I challenge you to reflect on what God tells Abraham. “Walk before me and be blameless”. Blameless doesn’t equate to sinless. But in as far as it is possible with us, we are to strive to have our consciences clear before him; to make every effort to obey his commands in such a way that we can’t find blame in our walk and are free of guilt.
God said to Abraham, “walk before me and be blameless.” That should be our ultimate goal as well; to obey his commands in such a way that we are guilt free, or blameless. By obeying his commands, we show that we love him. Jesus said it himself, “if you love me, you will keep my commands”. But we are still human and we still fall. And if we do, he has an answer for that as well, to repent and to turn away from our sins. So, I encourage you to be ever mindful of your walk. Your relationship to and with Jesus is your identity. And just like our earthly family, we can never not be our parent’s child or a brother or sister to our brother or sister. That is who we are, and we never forget it. Likewise, we should always be mindful of our relationship and our walk with Christ.