Matthew 16:24 KJV
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Walking with God is a personal decision every believer should make. In order to walk with God, you have to let go of certain things because you don’t need distraction and negative influence to follow God.
Walking with God means forsaking the pleasures of this world and fixing your gaze on the Lord to live a life that is pleasing unto the Lord.
As a child of God, you should be deliberate with your walk with God, you have to set yourself aside in order to seek his face.
Proverbs 18:1 KJV
Through desire a man, having separated himself, seeketh and intermeddleth with all wisdom.
How to sustain your walk with God;
1.Love the Lord
It is if you love the Lord that will be willing to sustain your walk with him. So the first thing to do is to ensure you love him. You can intentionally think upon his goodness in your life, and even the gift of life to sprout your love for him.
2. Live a life acceptable to God by avoiding sin. Live a concentrated, sanctified life.
Habakkuk 1:13 KJV
Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?
You can’t live in sin and maintain a strong walk with God, it’s not possible because light and darkness cannot stay together. Sin will only kill your love for God and take you far away from his presence
3. Consistent study of the word of God
You need to keep in touch with the word of God to continually be in touch with God. The Bible is the manual for every believer to follow, and how will you buy a gadget and not read the manual? You also need to read the word of God to know his plans for your life, to know what he loves and what he hates.
Joshua 1:8 KJV
This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
4. Develop your intuition life, you should be able to identify his voice. You should know when God is talking to you, atimes he can’t tell you not to do certain things and not to go to a particular place but if you don’t recognize his voice it might be disastrous
John 10:27 KJV
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
5. Sharpen your discernment life.
Not all spirits are of God, not all things are pleasing to God, if your discernment is weak, you will do certain things thinking God led you to them or you might listen to wrong advice or people who claim to be of God meanwhile they are there to deceive you. (1 Kings 13:11-26) Don’t be like the young prophet who thought the old prophet was speaking the heart of God to him and was led astray. If only he could discern that the old prophet was not of the Lord, he would have escaped death.
Test all spirits if it be of God.
6. Keep the fire in your prayer alter burning
You should pray consistently to maintain your fellowship with God. Get fond of him that you won’t feel okay without talking to him.