Learning to ‘walk with God’ is, by definition, a journey. So how do we make progress?
On these pages, you will find some answers to that question!
Walking with God at its simplest means following Jesus.
We often hear the language “follower of Jesus”, but what does it mean to be a disciple, or apprentice, of the rabbi from Nazareth? To become more devoted - to grow - in that “following”?
Put simply, it means you re-organise your life around three goals:
- Be with Jesus
- Become more like Jesus
- Do what Jesus did
That’s it. But that’s the journey of a lifetime. It is not just a meeting on a Sunday but a way of life, shared with others and formed around the teachings and example of Jesus. To live this way means being transformed, from the inside out, over time.
Is this kind of deep, authentic radical change of character, mindset, attitudes, perspective, personal culture and values really possible? Even in the complexity and pressures of today’s world?
Yes it is. Jesus said so, and the testimony of the church confirms it.
There’s no magic wand, no ’10 quick steps’ to maturity or personal transformation. The Healthy Habits explained in these pages are not a ‘religious tick list’ that, if we cultivate them, guarantee a close and growing relationship with Jesus. But they are key practices given to us by God to help us on the way - to walk with him.
Through practising and developing these Healthy Habits, in community, over time, with the enabling of the Holy Spirit, we will increasingly recover our humanity, grow as followers of Jesus and become who God made us to be in the world.