"Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God" (Genesis 6:9).
Many people attempt to walk with God, but they bring along all their bad habits and addictions, their sins, their favorite worldly entertainments, and ungodly relationships. They know these things aren't choices God would agree with, and their lifestyle doesn't line up with God's Word. But they pretend everything is going along just fine.
And they're just fooling themselves. To walk with God means that you and God are on the wavelength about your life choices. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3). To walk with God means your will is lined up with His will, and you seek every day to see yourself "crucified with Christ" (Galatians 2:20).
You don't have to be perfect, and none of us are (Romans 3:10). But when you walk with God, you will strive with all your strength to do only what is pleasing to God, and you will be open to the influence of the Holy Spirit, as He conforms you to the image of His Son (Romans 8:29).
Looks Like ...
Genesis 5:24 says, "And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him." Now, when this happened, God wasn't trying to say, "Hey, if you get to be as spiritual as Enoch, I'm going to come get you too!"
This was a unique experience, and God used it to emphasize a specific truth. God's point was, "I love to walk with that man! Enoch was the first man to truly walk with Me, so I decided to do something special for him. I took him up to paradise to highlight how much I value and desire a daily walking relationship with all My people."
Enoch's example continues to witness to all generations about the great importance God places on walking with man. As we walk with God, He will open the Scriptures to our understanding and talk to us. Make time to begin every day with praise, prayer, and time in the Word. It will make a difference in the way your entire day goes.
Here is a suggestion. Go for a walk every day to improve your physical health, and walk and talk with God at the same time to improve your spiritual health.
Ask Yourself ...
Do I stay too busy to spend time walking with God?