We encouraged, comforted, and implored each one of you to walk worthy of God, who calls you into His own kingdom and glory. (ESV)
1 Thessalonians 2:12
I love this action verb “walk.” In fact, I love a good walk…..one that awakens my senses and gets my blood pumping. I love a walk in the early morning hours when darkness becomes light and I can think through the day ahead. But the best kind of walks are those sweet evening walks with my beloved better half….how I love him and enjoy every moment in his presence. I particularly cherish time alone with him, hand in hand, discussing the day or our plans and dreams or our concerns for the children. That brief get-away sustains me, nourishes me. It reminds me of his love for me. It makes me feel secure and tenderly cared-for. It renews and refreshes my love for him, and my heart is open to his words, instructions and longings.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful...could it be reality…to experience that very same sweetness with God our Father? Scripture says specifically that Enoch, Noah, Abraham and Isaac walked with God. They lived with a continual awareness of God as ‘all-knowing’ and ‘all-seeing’. They heard Him bid them, “Come walk with Me”. Isn’t it a sobering thought, a precious treasure, to consider the God of the Universe, walking and seeking ME…longing for a fresh encounter with YOU?
Lord, I want to walk with you today in sweet intimacy and fellowship, hearing your heartbeat and being your hands and feet in your world.