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The Difference between Living with God Rather Than for Him

When I first started running I prayed a lot.

It was hard.

I was exhausted,

Often defeated,

And greatly discouraged.

As time went on and I was able to run a little more each day, God asked me to do something I’ll never forget.

He lead me to invite Him to run with me.

As I began to do so it was literally like every workout was a date.  I looked forward to being in His presence during that time.

Then I got an idea. Why don’t I invite Him to run the day with me?  Why don’t I practice the presence of God?  I mean if He’s already living inside of me, why not commune with Him throughout the day?

It was during this time that Micah 6:8 became my life verse.

He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God.

I made it my life time goal to learn to walk humbly with Him at all times. 

My life has never been the same since then.

The difference between living for God rather than with Him is huge. 

Living for God is a servant mindset alone. 

Living with God is focused on a relationship.

Living for God usually leads people to hypocrisy and legalism, while living with God is based on humility and love.  Living for God requires us to keep a bunch of rules.  Living with God requires us to go to Him and see what He wants to do with us and through us.  It requires communication – aka, a relationship.

God sent Jesus to earth to reconcile our relationship with the Father.  Our sin separated us from God and Jesus wanted to be the payment so we could be in fellowship with the Lord forever.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

God doesn’t want your works, He wants YOU!

So my question to you is this… Enoch walked with God, Noah walked with God, who do you walk with?

(See Genesis 5:24; 6:9)

Listen to episode #32 on the Be Still and Run by Alli Anne podcast using your favorite platform.

May God bless you richly, Happy Running!

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