This morning as I tied my shoes and prepared to walk, I let a bright, clear sky convince me to add two miles to my usual route.
Walking each day keeps my heart strong, builds my stamina and gives me endurance for my daily routine. Walking also gives me some time alone or allows me an opportunity to contact friends. Walking meets my needs physically as well as emotionally and even spiritually.
Scripture lays out the ways that we are supposed to walk with God. In 2 John 1:6, John encourages us to “walk in obedience to His [Christ’s] commands” and that we should “walk in love.”
Jesus told His listeners to “walk in the light” (John 12:35 NLT) of God’s revelation so they would not be overcome by the darkness of ignorance. God told the prophet Micah that the people of Israel must “walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever” (Micah 4:5). And God reminded Solomon, “If you walk in my ways and obey my statutes and commands as David your father did, I will give you a long life” (1 Kings 3:14).
It is the Holy Spirit who teaches us to walk in love and obedience to God. Through His power our souls are filled with the good things of God, and we are energized to do the work of the kingdom God has called us to do in Christ.
Take a walk with the Spirit, and keep your heart strong for God in Christ.
Photo by Jake Hills
Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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