come walk with Me
“Hey, girl can you go for a walk this morning? Meet me at Morning Canyon in 30 minutes?”
It may sound kinda crazy (my schedule is a bit crazy) but it’s not all that unusual for me to wake up my closest friends with a text message at 6:30 in the morning.
As Greg puts it, I go on “talks” with my friends. We set a time and place and we show up! They know it’s never about just a walk or hike either. Sometimes I just want to catch up on things. Sometimes it’s because I need their wisdom or prayers about a situation. Sometimes it’s just because we are friends and I miss them.
We ramble, we listen, we laugh and we pray. Sometimes we cry. We walk together, side by side, sharing our thoughts. Those things we don’t share with just anybody: the good, bad, and ugly. It is all part of “bearing one another’s burdens” (Galatians 6:2). We’re not alone. We’re in this together, and somehow the journey through life is less perplexing, the hills are less steep, the road less tiring.
So how perfect is it that the Bible talks about mere mortals like us “walking” with God? It’s pretty amazing that God isn’t only looking for a bride to love, or a sheep to shepherd, but a walking partner. I can imagine that Jesus went on these kinds of walks with His disciples.
When we walk with God, we enter a dimension where God not only bears our burdens and carries our sorrows, but He also may unfold the secrets of His kingdom. What are these secrets? They are the wisdom and counsel of the Word of God, revealed and applied to our lives by the best walking Companion ever—our Teacher and Guide, the Holy Spirit.
These secrets are not new, they are just new to us! We discover these secrets as we walk the paths that the ancients walked before us. Adam and Eve regularly walked together with God in garden, in the cool of the day (Genesis 3:8). Enoch walked with God (Genesis 5:22). Noah knew the secret of walking with God (Genesis 6:9), as did Abraham (Genesis 24:40). Don’t you want to have a walk like that? I do.
The prophet Amos revealed an important truth about what it means to walk with God when he asked, “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3). The word he used for “together” gives the idea of two people moving in rhythm together, as in riding a tandem bicycle. But it’s not about God getting into rhythm with us; it’s about us getting into rhythm with Him. That’s what it means to walk with God.
Are you enjoying your walk with God?
When was the last time you took His hand and spent time walking and talking with Him? He is calling out to you, Come walk with Me today!
Holy Spirit, may we hear Your voice calling us to your side to walk with you. As we do, please give us wisdom and counsel, strength and comfort, as only You can. Amen.