Devotional: April 21, 2020
Enoch walked with God.
Noah was a good man, a man of integrity in his community. Noah walked with God.
Genesis 6: 9
What does the Lord require of you, but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
Micah 6: 8
Walking is something we do daily, sometimes without even thinking about it. We walk for different reasons. Some walk for exercise. For years, medical experts have recommended walking as a great way to exercise, getting our heart rates up while getting some fresh air at the same time. These days, we are being encouraged to walk even more, or to at least get our bodies moving in some way.
What are we doing while we are walking? God asked Noah to walk with Him. God wants us to walk with Him as well. Whether we are literally walking, or walking through our prayers, God wants us to be in communication with Him.
Walking with the Lord doesn’t have to just be alone. I often see people walking together: sometimes, it is a couple of people. Other times, I observe a small group, or an entire family, walking together. We can walk with others, friends, family, small groups or entire families. These days, Zoom has offered many people a new way to virtually “walk” together.
The scriptures encourage us to walk towards God. God is the light of the world. If we are not walking in the light, we are walking in darkness. The darkness is not where God wants us to be.
We always have a choice. Are we going to walk with God, or away from God? What direction are we going to go? Are we going to take a short cut, or go the long way? Do we pause and listen to Him? As we journey through life, may we always seek to walk in the light, with our Lord.
“If we say we have fellowship with Him and yet keep on walking in the darkness, we are lying and not practicing the truth. But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.”
First John 1: 6-7
God of every road,
Each and every day, we walk to walk with You. Sometimes we do, and we feel good about this spiritual exercise. Other times, we do not walk with You, but away from you. We are sorry for those times. Forgive us. Keep us in step with you, so that we may walk in Your light, and Your love: doing justice, loving mercy, and walking humbly with You. We pray this prayer in Jesus’ name. Amen.