“They asked each other, ‘Were not our hearts burning within us while he talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?’ ” (Luke 24:32, NIV).
Imagine walking with God. What would it be like strolling alongside the God who created you, the One who knows you most deeply, the God who is for and not against you? Perhaps it would be intimidating to recognize that God knows your every thought. Or maybe it would be comforting to realize that God cares about your every concern and desire, that he is genuinely interested in you and what you have to say.
In Genesis we read that Enoch and Noah, each “…walked faithfully with God…” (Genesis 5:22, 24; 6:9, NIV). The idea conveyed here is that these men of faith enjoyed an intimate and meaningful relationship with God, that their faith walk was in step with their Creator.
Following his resurrection on the first Easter morning, Jesus walked with two other men as they trekked toward the town of Emmaus. Although it wasn’t until later in the day, as they shared a meal, that they recognized Jesus, these men knew that there was something unique about the guest in their midst. Jesus explained to them the significance of the events that had occurred in Jerusalem over the weekend. And when their eyes were finally opened to who he was, they remarked concerning the emotions they had felt. Jesus hadn’t simply talked with them. He had walked alongside them.
As followers of Jesus, each of us walks with God every single day. God’s Spirit lives inside of us. God is not some far-away acquaintance, but a close friend. We, therefore, should walk “faithfully”.