Moses walked with God. Abraham walked with God. Issac did too.
Joseph walked with God. Enoch walked too.
“walk” has become a church word. “How is your spiritual walk?” It’s kind of everywhere. However, in our culture, a culture where everything is fast and even running is a new trend, we don’t really see the “walk” as a walk. We RUN. And we fall a lot. Then we stand there motionless, too tired to keep running.
It’s easy to look out into life and only see your own. But, as you read through God’s Word, it’s obvious that God works in years, decades and decades…generations. We see our own end as the end, and the pressure is on. But, what if we weren’t really supposed to be running? What if we weren’t expected to be Mother Theresa or Beth Moore or any other person we look up to anyway, but particularly at the age we are now? What if life must happen, for OTHER lives…not for this one?
More than that, what if we stopped focusing on our long road of running up and down too many hills that we’ll never really achieve? BUT, what if we focus on someone else’s walk?
I will walk among you and be your God, and you will be my people.-Leviticus 26:12
To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands.- Revelation 2:1
What are those golden lampstands? They are the churches! There were seven at the time, more now..obviously. God walks among us! That word translated to “walks” there means to come full circle, repeatedly. He’s present. But, if we’re running, we might just miss the chance to walk with him.
I have this image in my head of us all on this mad dash of serving in His name, and Him standing there getting pushed right past as He slowly makes his way and shaking His head as we all talk to one another about how we just can’t seem to connect with Him. “I’m serving, and helping, and loving, but I just feel like I’m going through the motions. I can’t seem to really connect with Him and feel like He’s really there with me.”
I know for me, that’s happened so often and the whole time, He was waiting. Waiting to the side of the mad dash with a gentle smile. He knows us…He knows humanity. He was human too, ya know. He knows the temptations we face to keep dashing about for affirmation. He doesn’t judge us or push us off for it, He’s just waiting for us to look up from it all and look past the crowd to see Him waiting and calling us out alone.
Ready to stop the running and walk with him? It’s okay to rest, ya know <3