Most of us are busy. In fact, we’re often so busy that it feels like we are racing from one thing to the next. How do we fit it all in, or get it all done, if we don’t run around like crazy? Whether we really have to run everywhere is debatable, but ever since my strokes, when I had to learn to slow down, I haven’t cared as much about the race. I care more about my walk…the way I walk with God.
I haven’t found any Scripture that supports the idea that I need to do everything at hyper speed. God didn’t say race around until you have a heart attack. Fill up your day so full that you don’t have a moment to think straight or even breathe properly. He said, “walk.” More importantly, He said “walk with me.”
I am learning to walk all over again. I certainly had to learn to walk and balance myself after my two strokes, but that isn’t my biggest accomplishment. Now I’m learning to walk with God. I used to try to get out ahead of Him, or sometimes I’d be moving so fast, I would leave Him back somewhere behind me. Today, I’m grateful that He gave me another chance to learn to walk with Him.
When we walk, it’s interesting how much more we see. We see our friends and neighbors and can have a relationship with them. We see those in need. We see people who are hungry for justice and mercy and love. God asked us to walk with Him so that He could strengthen us to help each other. He gives us the chance to spend time in His presence, so He can guide our steps along the way. What do you say? Isn’t it time to walk with God? You’re sure to discover more of what He has for you.
He has shown you, O mortal, what is good.
And what does the LORD require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8, NIV