Our walk with God is a critical component of serving. It is at the core.
When referring to our walk with God, we are not just talking about what we do but also our hearts. If we struggle in our walk, our ministry will not reach its potential effectiveness.
Chief is to love the Lord and then to love others (Matt. 22:36-40). Everything else we do pales next to that.
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. (1 Cor. 13:1-3)
The use of our spiritual gifts needs to flow out of our love relationship and walk with Him for apart from Him, we can do nothing (Jn. 15:5). Jesus spoke those words in the context of abiding in Him.
That is why in a site about equipping believers for ministry, I found it important to not only deal with spiritual gifts and ministry areas/issues but also to emphasize our walk with God.
To this end, you will find resources on various aspects of our walk with Him. And you can benefit from the Walk the Walk Devotional series.
The first Walk devotional I wrote extends the invitation, Let’s Walk the Walk, giving a more general presentation of what it is to walk the walk.
Walk in Wisdom let’s us know that we do need to be careful, discerning, and alert as we walk with Him through life.
Walk as Those Who Have Gone Before provides models, or examples, to show us how.
And, Walk Even When It Hurts reminds us that God provides what we need to keeping walking even when life is hard.
Are you nurturing your walk with God? To maintain life and energy in serving and not just get the job done … to be spiritually effective and not just productive …. you must guard your walk with Him!