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Walking with God

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Date: January 7, 2018

Speaker: Jay O'Brien

Series: Everyday Faith

Scripture: Micah 6:6–6:8

Going on a walk with God

  • God invites intimacy - to genuinely be known and to know another 
  • We join God's pace 

“This world is no friend to grace. Seeking for intimacy at any level –with God or with persons—is not a venture that gets the support of many people. Intimacy is not good for business. It is inefficient; it lacks 'glamour.' If love of God can be reduced to a ritualized hour of worship, if love of one another can be reduced to an act of sexual intercourse, then routines are simple and the world can be run efficiently. But if we will not settle for the reduction of love to lust and of faith to ritual, and run through the streets asking for more, we will most certainly disturb the peace and be told to behave ourselves and go back to the homes and churches where we belong. Intimacy is no easy achievement. There is pain - longing, disappointment, and hurt. But, if the costs are considerable, the rewards are magnificent, for in relationship with another and with the God who loves us, we complete the humanity for which we were created. We stutter and stumble, wander and digress, delay and procrastinate; but we do learn to love even as we are loved, steadily and eternally, in Jesus Christ.” – Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Directions

  • We join God's purpose 

We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. - Romans 6:4