“Confident Walking”

“Confident Walking”

December 28, 2017

The Bible describes our relationship with Jesus as “walking.” Colossians 2:6 teaches us that accepting Jesus leads to doing life with Him. We are to “be occupied with Him” and “walk about” with Him. One of the gifts of friendship is to be able to walk and talk with someone we trust.

Luke 24 records the story of some people walking to Emmaus on the day that Jesus rose from the grave. They were talking about the Resurrection and unaware that it was Jesus who joined them. “Beginning with Moses and with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures” (verse 27).

Eventually, they realized that it was Jesus, but for a time, they walked with Him unaware of His presence. I do not ever want to be in that situation – oblivious to Jesus’ presence. Actually, for followers of Jesus, it is impossible to be away from His presence because His Spirit is joined to our spirit. Unfortunately, we can ignore that reality, thinking and acting as though we are away from Him.

In our culture, we may need to define “walking” in larger terms – like driving, thinking, talking and listening – the total process of doing life. To “walk in Christ” means to “live in Christ.” There is no part of our life that is outside of this relationship. Jesus is Lord of all, not just a part of our experience. After all, at Salvation, we were given Heaven; it is a very small requirement for Jesus to get our total life between now and then.

A song describes “walking with Jesus” this way: “Each step I take, my Savior goes before me. And with His loving hand, He leads the way . . . Each step I take, I know that He will guide me to higher ground, He ever leads me on. Until someday, the last step will be taken. Each step I take, just leads me closer home.” Knowing Jesus, we can walk with confidence into 2018.

Pastor Bill Ehmann

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


It Is Time

By wvbaptist | June 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

June 3, 2020 It was perhaps 18 years ago that a couple of people suggested I should write a weekly blog. I did not know what a “blog” was, but Ponder with Pastor Bill came out of that idea. It […]

Did Jesus Feel Confined?

By wvbaptist | May 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 20, 2020 It feels strange, almost wrong, for me to ask this question: How could the Creator and Controller of the universe be held in captivity by it? I hope I am not dabbling in something inappropriate, but this […]

Dark Cloud – Silver Lining

By wvbaptist | May 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 13, 2020 Creator God gives us a statement of beauty and hope when He puts a silver lining around a dark cloud in the sky. He reminds us that the darkness is temporary and there is something more powerful […]

Poder Increíble 

By wvbaptist | May 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Meditación con el pastor Bill 6 de mayo de 2020 Sentado en mi silla de tratamiento esta semana frente a una ventana que me daba una vista para el Monte St. Helens, cubierto de nieve sobre un fondo azul cielo. […]

Amazing Power

By wvbaptist | May 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

May 6, 2020 My treatment chair this week faced a window that provided a frame for Mount St. Helens, covered with snow against a sky-blue background. It was a magnificent scene, and I had plenty of time to enjoy it […]

Scroll to Top