The Christian belief is that learning to “walk with God” is what we have been made for, and it is how we are likely to find the most fulfillment in our daily living. St Augustine wrote “Lord, you have made us for yourself, and our hearts are restless until they find their rest with thee”. The Bible also tells us that Jesus said that he came that we “might have life, and life in all its fullness” (John 10 v 10). St Paul wrote about our relationship with Christ: “in him we live and move and have our being” (Acts 17 v 28). These scriptures express the idea that we are not whole and enriched unless we live a life which is in relationship with God. Maintaining this vital relationship with God is a continual process, and also one which we best follow with the support of other people.
In the Wallingford Parish we use the phrase “Our Walk with God” to describe all that enables us, as part of a church community, to continue to develop our connection with God. This ongoing process is one of renewal of all aspects of our lives so that they more closely follow the example and teachings of Jesus. A copy of the booklet we have put together about resources for our Walk with God can be picked up in church, or found on our Downloads page.
You might find these other resources for faith and prayer helpful: