I am so thankful that God allows me to walk with Him. He actually went to great lengths to enable me to walk with Him. He is MY God. Just as He is the God of millions of others too.
He is the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
He is the same yesterday, today & forever.
He is the God who does not change.
I’ve worked out what that means. He wants to walk with me, all of my family and my future family too. That excites me. But I think it also means I have to take some responsibility in this relationship. I know God can choose to reveal Himself at any moment to anyone but most of the time He seems to use people to reach people.
I like to imagine Abraham sat with Isaac talking about the promises God spoke over his life, the covenant made between them. Maybe they chatted over the time they went off together & dad had to trust God to provide a sacrifice. I’m guessing that raised some emotion, it’s difficult to forget an event like that.
I like to imagine Isaac doing the same with his sons, talking about faith, how God found him the right wife and all because his dad had decided to walk with God, to be blameless before Him and hold on to his word. It worked for my dad, it’s working for me and it will work for you too, if you do it right.
Everyone needs their own revelation of who God is.
Everyone needs to experience that saving grace for themselves.
We all need to admit that we weren’t created to walk through life alone.
My walk with God is ultimately my personal responsibility.
God is into legacy building. Which means that I should be too.
How I walk with God influences those closest to me. I know some may argue that’s the only reason my girls want to believe in God, they are just following in their dad’s footsteps. My answer is ’so what’. I am happy with that. Walking with God is working for me and I am trusting that walking with God will work for them too, if they live for God the way He desires us too.
I love sitting as a family, usually over a meal and talking about how God is answering our prayers, sharing stories about miracles and blessings, and standing in faith together for our futures. I am acutely aware that if I am angry with God my kids may well get angry with God. If I am dismissive of Church then maybe my girls will feel that way too.
I want them to see that walking with God is the best thing they could do. More than that, as much as I want them to walk with God, I want them to discover for themselves that God is all about wanting to have a walk with them too. Their own personal walk of discovery, of recognising the goodness of God and the blessings that come from staying close to Him.
They are now of an age to make that decision for themselves and they have said ‘yes’. Every day I am thankful for that and I am excited about the future God has for them and their families too. After all, He wants to walk with every generation.