This particular preposition "WITH" pending how it is used can mean a few things:
- accompanied by (another person or thing)
- possessing (something) as a feature or accompaniment
- indicating the instrument used to perform an action
- in opposition to
In Christianity this particular word is crucial to the relationship between a follower of Christ and Christ. It describes the way Christ desires to do life WITH me. As I've gone along through out life I've discovered it is when I walk WITH Christ I am the most empowered, that things are made more clear, that I understand things better because it is He who sets the pace of the walk ... however it is when I find myself in front of or behind that I struggle the most. See God's desire is to do life WITH us ... His delight is in us as we learn from Him while doing life WITH Him.
His desire is for us to walk WITH Him in close concert, simply trusting Him. Trusting that as we walk together, just as He did WITH Adam in the beginning walking in the garden in the cool of the day, that it is the most fulfilling way for us to live. **When we walk WITH the Lord in the light of His Word, What a glory He sheds on our way. While we do His good will, He abides with us still, and WITH all who will trust and obey.**
We as individuals all have an innate desire to be what God has called us to be. We have a desire to do His will, however it isn't without struggle or challenges. We have to be willing to give up all to gain everything. Walking WITH God gets us from where you are to where God wants us to be. We have something within us that says we must move. WITH God standing pat isn't an option. Yes He says come as we are but it doesn't mean we stay that way. To grow in Christ means we must be on the move; it is a process of learning to walk into greater spiritual maturity. We have an invitation to get in step WITH what God is doing in the world.
** Then in fellowship sweet we will sit at His feet. Or we’ll walk by His side in the way. What He says we will do, where He sends we will go; Never fear, only trust and obey.**
**HYMN Trust and Obey**