I absolutely love the graphic that our design team found for the new series (pictured above). When I look at this photo, the thing that stands out to me the most is the posture of both the dad and the child.
Notice how in the picture the dad is holding the little boy’s hands as he’s teaching him how to walk. The dad is holding on tightly and has no intention of letting go of his child. It’s a great reminder that when you and I are learning to walk with God, we can be confident that He will not let go of us. And notice how the dad’s leg and the son’s leg are in perfect step with one another. Yet another reminder that when we are walking with God it’s important that we keep in step with Him. Our walk must match His walk, step for step, because when we try to get ahead of him we fall down.
When it comes to walking with God, our posture is extremely important. In order to take steps with God we must have a posture of humility. We must resign ourselves to the fact that God is the Creator Of The Universe. He is in control of life. He is the ultimate authority. We have nothing to offer God, yet He has everything to offer us. If we cannot posture ourselves in this manner then we will not advance in our walk with God.
Is your relationship with God stuck? Do you feel like you’re not as close to Him as you should be? If the answer to these questions is, “Yes!”, then maybe it’s time to evaluate how you’ve postured yourself.One of the best things that you can do to grow in your relationship with God is to posture yourself as a learner. Find someone who is a little further along in their journey with God and ask them how they got there. Ask them to tell you what has worked in their relationship with God as well as what hasn’t. Ask them if they’d be willing to invest some time in helping you take the next steps with your Heavenly Father. It’s really that simple.But for some of us, the bitter pill of pride is far too large to swallow. We think we can do it on our own, without anyone’s help. Because after all, it’s “our own personal relationship with God“. Right?
While you can figure certain things out on your own, that’s not the way God designed you to live. He designed humans for community- to do life and faith together, and to relationally invest in one another. And the more you develop relationships with others who are wise, godly, and a little further down the path than you are, the more you’ll advance in your own walk with God. I’ve experienced it over and over in my own life.
“As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend.” Proverbs 27:17
So, what are you waiting for? Start experiencing a walk with God like you’ve never dreamed possible. Cultivate a relationship with someone who is further down the path than you are. Once you take that step forward, you’ll never look back.
Think about it.