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?