Sunday, June 27, 2010

Day 27 Walking with the Lord

I love to walk. Every day I walk my dog at least twice, once in the morning and once at night. I also walk on the treadmill at the local YMCA for at least an hour. I noticed that a lot of people are walking these days, mostly to keep healthy.

Walking is a theme found throughout the Bible

God walked with Adam and Eve in Paradise

Moses and the Israelites walked through the Sinai to the Promised Land

Jezebel and her friends walked in sin

Paul reminds us to walk in the light and in righteousness

Walking can be a dangerous activity is we do not pay attention to where we are going.

We can fall, hurt ourselves, get lost, or sprain an ankle.

If we don't bring water with us we may pass out or if we do not pay attention to where we are going we could get hit by a car.

I bet you never realized how important walking really is?

Paul reminds us to walk with the Lord, to follow Him each and every day. Before we start walking we have to do a few things:

1. Listen, we can't follow if we don't know where God is leading us

2. Be obedient. In my life as a pastor there are quite a few things that I either don't enjoy doing much or wouldn't choose to do on my own, yet because I am a pastor I must do them.

3. Be careful. If you are walking and talking with a friend you have to keep one eye on where you are walking lest you fall and trip or get hit by a car.

The Lord requires that we follow these basic teachings as well: listening, obedience, and alertness keeps us out of trouble.

Take a good look at your life right now.

Are you always a good listener? Do you follow through with your commitments as a sign of your obedience? Are you alert and awake to the people and events around you?