And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul
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
Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
Adam and Eve, Enoch, David, the disciples – they all walked with the Lord, some physically, some blamelessly, some falteringly. No matter how we walk it matters who we walk with. There is companionship and safety in walking together and the more you walk with some one the more opportunities you have to share and get to know them. You also end up in the same places! So consider who you are walking with and where you are going. There are two songs that evoke for me great images of walking with God and they encourage me to walk with the Lord more. Put you hand in the hand of the man from Galilee brings to mind the picture of a child putting their hand in that of their Father as they walk and talk and learn about life together. In the garden brings to mind that ease of companionship and unhurriedness that is experienced when you amble with the one you love. I pray that you may experience the joy and safety and intimacy of walking with your Lord who delights to spend time with you.
Prayer: Father, thank you for loving me, for being constant and true and having great compassion. I want to walk with you, to hear you speak and to spend endless hours in your company. Thank you Jesus for showing me how to live and walk with the Father. I want to copy your example. Holy Spirit, thank you for your constant presence and I choose to be more aware of you as I live today. Amen