Let’s Take a Walk… and Not a Run.
Posted on May 30, 2019 by America's Keswick in Victory Call
Is your daily life full these days, days filled with run, run, run? Let us not forget all the advantages we now have to help us have more time (or so they say). A smart phone, house phone, laptop, desktop, iPads, tablet, a day timer and the list on and on. Stop…they said this would help me organize my life. They said it would help me have more time. Do you feel like you are always running these days (and not in terms of exercise)? Do you need to stop and slow down and walk? The Bible shares many verses with us about walking.
The bible tells us to walk!!
Deuteronomy 5:33 (NIV)
“Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you…”
Psalm 119:3 (NIV)
“…they walk in his ways.”
Psalm 128:1 (NIV)
“Blessed are all who fear the LORD,
who walk in his ways.”
In different devotions lately I keep reading about slowing down, life is sooo busy. My director just wrote a Freedom Fighter devotion. It was about his life being soooo crazy, that he was snapping at his loved ones and he needed to slow down.
Recently, I watched 2 programs that paired up to this. The first story was about a father named John going to his class reunion. He was feeling distressed about this since he felt that his life did not measure up to his classmates. He lived a simple life, he loved his wife and 7 kids, brought them up to go to church. They lived on a farm and did not have much money but were known as a family who was always there for anyone that needed help. At the end at the class reunion they lifted him up in a speech. His one classmate said that he was always running to catch up to him (referring to running to keep up with his achievements) and always still seemed to be behind him. Yet when he looked at John somehow he was always walking and not running to reach his goal. The comment was made “I guess he knew that walking was the secret.” He somehow knew early on that to achieve something he needed to keep walking and not running.
Another movie I recently watched was about a woman who was a “career women.” In the beginning of the movie she was walking as fast as everyone else in NYC, almost running down the streets. During the movie she learned to walk slower, her life changed because a child was placed in her life. In the end of the story…one day she was walking her daughter in the carriage on the streets of NYC she decided to catch up to everyone else – who seemed to be running. In the process of this she realized that when she walked she was much happier than when she was running with everyone else.
Our life was given to us by our Lord to be enjoyed. If we are always running around we miss out on a lot. Show down and take a walk today and enjoy all the wonderful things that God has placed in our lives.
Lynn Wilson has served on staff at America’s Keswick for the past 20 years. She has been involved in her local church in women’s ministries as well as speaking for other churches and retreats. Her mission statement would be to touch one life so in turn they can touch a life for eternity. Her greatest joy is to go home at the end of her work day and spend time with her family and enjoy her first ministry which is being a wife and mother. She has one teenage son at home, and one married son and daughter-in-law.
Think About This: “”We must be still before God.” – F.B. Meyer
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: I will extol You, my God, O King; and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; and His greatness is unsearchable. – Psalm 145:1-3
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick