Sometimes as I work out on my treadmill I feel like I’m not getting where I want to be fast enough. I’m only walking after all. Then, I realized that walking is a word that is used all over the bible. I see where it says in Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not grow faint.”
The Psalmist wrote about walking many times. Psalm 1:1 says “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked.”
Psalm 23 “Even though I walk in the valley of the shadow of death…..”
In Mark 2:9 it says ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’
I John 1:7 “if we walk in the light…”
2John 1:6 “And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.”
Now, I was joking as I was referring to my treadmill walk. That walk is purely for physical reasons. Yet, the walk that God talks about is so much more important. I do not find a passage in the bible that says to be spiritual or find your inner peace. Yet, I do see where the Lord spoke in Genesis to Abram who was later called ‘Abraham’. Genesis 17:1 “When Abram was ninety nine years old, the Lord appeared to him and said, “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.”
We are called to be a holy people. Set apart. We are called to walk the walk of a Christian in good times and in bad. If we run through life going from thrill to thrill we will miss the walk. When we are in a place that isn’t where God wants us, we will always run to places that will fill a void. Yet, we are called to walk a blameless life before God. If the going seems to slow, look up. Let him keep your pace.