But be very careful to keep the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord gave you: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, to keep his commands, to hold fast to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
(Joshua 22:5 NIV)
Similar to the Micah 6:8 passage, Joshua reminds the Israelites as they settle into the Promised Land to continue walking with the Lord.
As I continue to ponder, study, and consider what it means to walk with God, here are some practical thoughts that come to mind:
- We are called to walk with God – God is not a dream, fable, idea, thought, concept, nor a myth. God is real, and is a being that wants to have a relationship with us, as a friend.
- We are called to walk with God – that means that He leads, and not us. This takes humility on our part to listen and obey Him, not running ahead, and not lagging behind.
- We are called to walk with God – walking is a common thing, not some mystical experience, and is something that nearly every one (except for medical / physical conditions) can do. Walking is something that we can do regularly, as an active habit, and can be carried out with a normal pace over the course of a day.
- Walking with God is an internal practice, manifested outwardly in how we interact with others.
- Walking takes time. It is not as fast an an airplane, a car, or even a bicycle. But it builds character in the process.
- In our microwave pace of society, walking slows us down and allows us to think.
- Walking also allows dialogue and interaction. Running does not lend itself to such conversation.
So how is your walk with the Lord? He loves hearing from us, and speaking truth and encouragement into our lives each day. May you enjoy your walk with Him today.